An accountant by profession, but my knack for Movies and Gaming has never left the soul. Consider myself to be an old soul when it comes to playing games.I have a huge knack for fast cars and that is why i love Forza and NFS series. However i like to take out my frustration by killing zombies in Dying Light. A die heart fan of Call of Duty franchise. Gladiator & The Shawshank Redemption are eternal love and these are just the tip of the iceberg.
Today’s big news Bethesda Vs Warner Bros. a lawsuit has been filed by the gaming giant Bethesda against Warner Bros. and there ongoing hit show Westworld’s mobile game developer, Behaviour Interactive. Stating the new game “is a Blatant Ripoff” of Bethesda’s hit mobile game from 2015 Fallout Shelter. The nature of the case states that the game has breached copyright and are involved in duplicating, every detail of there game even the bugs.
Behaviour Interactive has previously also assisted Bethesda in creating there mobile game Fallout Shelter. Bethesda alleges that “Behaviour illegally used the same copyrighted source code from ‘Fallout Shelter’ to develop ‘Westworld,’ and copied Fallout Shelter’s game design, art, animations, gameplay features, and other elements.” Westworld Mobile game has been released this week on Thursday on iOS and Andriod.
Bethesda Vs Warner Bros. the case has been filed in the Maryland U.S. District Court. Bethesda claims in its lawsuit that even the bug which first appeared in Fallout Shelter, which was eventually fixed, has also appeared in this new Westworld game as well. Further, they state that they have copied every detail and has just made superficial, and cosmetic changes to adjust it with the theme of the new game.
Now only time will tell what comes out as a result. A jury trial has been demanded, Bethesda has sued the company and demands for damages against copyright infringement, breach of contract and also misappropriation of trade secrets.
Below you can view Bethesda’s statement against Warner Bros. and Behaviour Interactive.
“Bethesda Softworks has today filed a complaint in U.S. District Court against Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. for copyright infringement, breach of contract, and misappropriation of its intellectual property. The case arises from Behaviour’s development of a ‘Westworld’ mobile game for Warner Bros. Behaviour had previously worked with Bethesda to develop Bethesda’s hit game, ‘Fallout Shelter,’ and under that contract, Bethesda alone owned all resulting intellectual property, including the game’s copyrighted code. Behavior illegally used the same copyrighted source code from ‘Fallout Shelter’ to develop ‘Westworld,’ and copied Fallout Shelter’s game design, art, animations, gameplay features, and other elements. As a result of Behaviour and Warner Bros’ unlawful conduct, ‘Westworld’ is a blatant ripoff of ‘Fallout Shelter’ with largely superficial, cosmetic changes. Bethesda will vigorously protect its legal rights in the valuable intellectual properties it owns, and take legal action whenever those rights are being infringed.”