Warner Bros. Interactive decided to shut down their Westworld mobile game just a few weeks after they reached an agreement with Bethesda in the 'Fallout Shelter rip-off' lawsuit. The game will officially shut down on 16 March 2019.
Behaviour Interactive's mobile game based on HBO's TV series is shutting down, it's been confirmed in the developer's official statement. Westworld is removed from App Store and Google Play and those who downloaded the game will be able to play it until 16 March 2019 when it'll fully shut down.
Warner Bros. and Behaviour Interactive shared the announcement on Westworld's Twitter in which they thanked the fans for their support with the project that the developer enjoyed creating. "We are sorry to see the Westworld mobile game go, and had an incredible time creating new content and events for players to enjoy," was written in the statement.
The decision to shut down Westworld comes just two weeks after Warner Bros. reached an agreement with Bethesda over the lawsuit. For those unfamiliar with the case, Bethesda sued Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. over a mobile game Westworld, claiming that it infringes on Bethesda's Fallout Shelter intellectual property,
Bethesda said that Westworld is a "blatant rip-off of Fallout Shelter" accusing Behaviour Interactive of stealing the Fallout Shelter's design, artwork and code which allowed them to quickly create and publish the game.
After the initial sparks, an agreement was reached and the filing stated that Bethesda dismissed its claims with prejudice, which in a nutshell means Bethesda abandoned the "rip-off" story and won't be able to use the same allegations in court.