Rumored Fallout 4 info: Boston setting, buildings more on par with cyberpunk and retro-futurism


Posted By | On 11th, Jan. 2013 Under Article, News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl

Update: The info has been confirmed to be false.


emember when a guy from Reddit had leaked some details on Fallout 4? No? Then you can read about it all over here. This specific rumor had mentioned that the game was going to be set in Boston and Bethesda employees were surveying the area.

“The rumors are true, Fallout 4 will take place in Boston. In case you haven’t heard, Bethesda has recently been scoping out and researching Boston. They also have a strong connection to MIT. I may or may not be an MIT employee. But that’s really all I can say for fear of losing my job,” he had said.

That’s pretty interesting and a genuinely good setting if true.

Now, we have another rumor, again from Reddit, that confirms the Boston setting. The user that has posted this information says he knows a PR representative at Boston, who has passed on this information on the as of yet unannounced Fallout 4 to him.

Of course, this is just the words of a poster on a website, so there’s very little chance that this is true or official in any way. But it’s interesting, and you never know, maybe it could be true.

Anyhow, take the information below with a pinch of salt, and don’t believe anything until you hear official word from Bethesda.

The Reddit user writes:

  • First and foremost, the game will take place in Boston, and be kind of a direct sequel to Fallout 3 with a few groups returning.

  • From what it sounds like, “The Institute” is pretty much the downtown DC or New Vegas of this game. Boston is going to be unlike anything we’ve seen in a Fallout game before, with buildings more on par with cyberpunk and retro-futurism.

  • Androids play a big part in this game. The railroad from Fallout 3 is a faction. The enemies of the railroad is “the Plantation” — a group who force Androids to farm so that Humans can get food. The Institute is highly advanced and probably obtained or built their own GECK to start a farm.

  • Due to complaints about using Super Mutants and the Brotherhood of Steel in Fallout 3 excessively and going against the lore too much, Bethesda has decided to avoid using these groups. Bethesda wants to make a new “race” (think Ghoul, Super Mutant) which will be central to Boston. Bethesda is currently looking at Lovecraftian fiction since Boston is around “Lovecraft Country”.

  • Bethesda has no plans to reinvent the leveling up system to make it more like Skyrim and want to make Fallout 4 more distinct from Skyrim since of the complaints that Oblivion and Fallout 3 were too similar. Bethesda is thinking about introducing a system, similar to Skyrim, where your skills can level up if you perform certain tasks.

That does make the game sound pretty interesting, and if it turns out to be true, we’d have no qualms with those new details.

Recently a Fallout 3 voice actor tweeted that Bethesda could announce the game soon. So rumors of a fourth Fallout title in the canon series are certainly starting to come in quicker. It could happen.

Keep your eyes peeled and watch this space.

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  • I’ve got to say that Fallout 3 and New Vegas are two of the best games ever made,I was so happy that Fallout 3 won game of the year in 2008 and then having Fallout New Vegas a couple of years later was just a little slice of heaven for me…I have never had the chance to play Fallout 1/2 as never had a PC to play them on but I know what they mean to people and to have Fallout 3/Vegas on console was just awesome and gave me a new genre to play as I was just a FPS and TPS player so moving to RPG was like having a new lease of life. So that makes me move on to Fallout 4( even though I still play FO4/ Vegas). Boston seems great as a setting and with connections to M.I.T well yeh it can only be a good thing,so for me bring it on and bring t on in the form of a next gen release title….can you imagine the look of a wasteland with next gen graphics god bring it on and hopefully with none of problems of cross console like we have with Skyrim… So please let these rumours be true

  • Sorry I ment I still play FO3/Vegas

  • dirkradke

    I think Fallout 4 would have a lot of possibilities regardless of where they locate the game world. In terms of story endings I preferred Fallout 3 because in Fallout: New Vegas I would select a group to align with and then had to make sure “on my own” I had a save file before committing so I could go back an experience the other endings or finish any side quests. You have a huge game that has DLC to extend the experience and you can’t play it because the ending forces you to start over or have the save? That is stupid. Fallout 3 had something similar, but the Brotherhood of Steel DLC allowed you to continue even after the end. With DLC from Fallout 3 I clocked in over 150+ hours. That $60 (game) + $40 (DLC) gave me a lot of playtime for $100 (US). Fix the ending problem and I’m a guaranteed Fallout 4 customer.

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  • dakan45

    Or you can just play new vegas, and aexperiance fallout as it was meant to be.

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  • one thing is that i surely hope the game developer improve is the town liveliness.more ppl.surely the game engine can do more right?sorry if im fallout:NV-the strip is as empty as the desert itself..dun get me wrong tho.the vanilla game is nicely done but I added my game with tons of mods n.everything just went from good to perfect from there~.surely the mods there is now can give the develeoper a big general idea on wat to add and to improve~..well..just sayin~

  • Boston? That kinda sucks. My vote is for Detroit as there’s already tons of gangs, factories, warehouses, a large river and the option to expand outside the Metro Detroit area to Canada, Toledo, Chicago, etc. Imagine all the scaving you can do in former auto or military factories? It could have plenty of human gangs like the Jackels or Scorpians, the Khans, etc and in a nuclear war, Detroit would be in the top 10 places to nuke as it was the arsenal of democracy in WWII and still is today.


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