Rumor: Fallout 4 documents leaked, set in Boston
posted on 12.11.13 at 05:37 PM EST by (@salromano)
War won't change for Bethesda's rumored sequel.

Casting call documents for the next Fallout game have reportedly leaked via a Kotaku tipster. The site said it was able to verify the papers as real.

The documents come from a project code-named “Institute,” cast by a director who also worked on other Bethesda Softworks games like Dishonored and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. “Fallout” isn’t actually mentioned anywhere in the scripts, but Fallout‘s setting and locations are heavily referenced.

In the document for the player character, who narrates the game’s introduction, for example, the text opens with “War. War never changes.” This is the classic opening line used at the beginning of Fallout 1, 2, and 3.

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Other documents describe a mission set in The Institute, the game’s post-apocalyptic version of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other locations like The Commonwealth, which have been mentioned but never shown in previous Fallout games. These are what also lead to the suggestion that the game is set in Boston.

When asked by Kotaku, Bethesda declined to comment.