Despite what many would call a smoking-gun against the company, Warner Bros. has denied accusations that it stole code from Bethesda to use in its Westworld mobile game.

In a statement to IGN, Warner Bros said:

"As one of the world’s leading creators of intellectual property, including the ground-breaking television series Westworld, Warner Bros. has a deep respect for intellectual property rights. As such, the assertions by Bethesda Softworks that Warner’s Westworld mobile game improperly used source code from Bethesda’s Fallout Shelter are as surprising as they are unsubstantiated.

"Warner Bros. has been assured by the game developer, Behaviour Interactive, that Bethesda’s allegations are untrue and that none of Bethesda’s code was used in the Westworld game.

"Moreover, contrary to Bethesda’s baseless accusation, Warner Bros. at no time “induced” Behaviour to use the Fallout Shelter code in Westworld."

Bethesda filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros and the Westworld developer Behaviour Interactive earlier this week, accusing the two parties of creating a "blatant rip-off" of Fallout Shelter.

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