The Bethsoft-Behavior lawsuit is over, and now so is Westworld mobile

    
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One of the big gaming legal disputes of 2018 was the lawsuit Bethsoft lodged against Behaviour Interactive over the release of the Westworld mobile game, which Bethsoft claimed was a rip-off off Fallout Shelter while accusing Behaviour and WB of breaching their contract, misappropriating trade secrets, and infringing on copyrights. Indeed, not only had Behaviour reused design and code between the games, Bethsoft alleged, but Westworld had the same Fallout Shelter bugs.

Behaviour denied everything, but then the first week of January, the two companies apparently “amicably” but privately resolved the suit, at least according to the press release. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the Westworld game itself will survive, as Behaviour announced this week that the game has been yanked from the play store and will officially shutter on April 16th.

The company doesn’t expressly blame the lawsuit or the terms, but it’d be an awfully large coincidence if it played no part.

Source: Twitter via Droid Gamers
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Dividion

Excellent. Now they can start working on their Star Citizen clone…
https://web.archive.org/web/20130115091614/http://bhvr.com/en/news/2012/12/12/
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Mewmew

Ouch. There goes another game I spent a few hundred on just vanishing again. Yay.

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quark1020

You have my condolences.

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Baemir

Busted, lol.

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Bruno Brito

Holy shit this was incredible.

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McGuffn

ascots toupee the bill…

I’ll file this under “Adventures in mishearing lyrics.”

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Cypher

Priceless!

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J

Yes the age old rule of “don’t take things that aren’t yours” also applies to code.

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Sorenthaz

I guess you could say BHVR’s game was dead by daylight.

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PanagiotisLial1

Our popcorn reserves will last longer!

Not sure for how long though, there is Spasial OS vs Ultity, Round 1, Fight!

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McGuffn

That might be over too. Quick, someone do something stupid. The popcorn futures are sliding.

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Mordyjuice

There will always be Star Citizen Law Suits, along with Derek Smart’s expert testimony.

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Joey Desarno

Reality is often disappointing.