Rumor: Fallout 4 documents leaked, set in Boston
posted on 12.11.13 at 05:37 PM EDT 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.

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  • Awnye

    “Fallout 4” OOOOHHHHHHH!!
    “Kotaku” oohhh….

    • Warboss Aohd


      • adhesive

        Hey boss, what happened to your accent?

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  • Budgiecat

    Yay for more uncanny valley graphics and glitches galore

    • McPoo

      Excellent games all the same though, eh?

      • $83030187

        Wouldn’t be a Bethesda Game Studio experience without janky ass gameplay and people falling through the environment.

        I can’t wait.

    • adhesive

      Normally I’d disagree, but Bethesda just can’t handle the IP as well as the original crew at Obsidian.

      • Budgiecat

        Product testing

        pick one

      • $83030187

        While I love Bethesda RPGs, they wouldn’t know good storytelling or quest design if it smacked them in the mouth.

        Pillars of Eternity is looking pretty great though.

    • MrFinalgamer

      TBH that’s part of the experience. every time i play fallout i’m mostly expecting what crazy stuff is going to happen next (it’s quite amusing actually)

  • Warboss Aohd

    and thus we have the reason why that fake site was allowed to stay up as long as it did.

    • Zackasaur

      It gave Bethesda plenty of free pre-hyping. :P

  • [Guillem ]

    Never trust kotaku.

    • Hidayat246


      • adhesive

        Because Kotaku is the video game’s industry version of The National Enquirer.

        You shouldn’t be taking any news articles seriously if the sources are anonymous.

      • [Guillem ]

        Because their rumors never been true, like FF XV cancelation, for example.

  • Zackasaur

    I’ve actually spoken directly with the person who leaked these documents. His wife was auditioning for a role.

  • Hidayat246

    That remain me about viewpoint in Assassin Creed III

  • CaptainSatanica

    Bethesda’s fallout is great obsidian’s version was OK not fallout 3 good though looking forward to a Bethesda made fallout

    • adhesive

      If I may ask, what do you think made Fallout 3 so fantastic in comparison to New Vegas?

      • CaptainSatanica

        Way to many bugs I know Bethesda is terrible at it but they never fixed a quest breaking bug when investigating the omertas which frankly pissed me off basically only way to resolved said mission was to fail it due to bug

  • Sal Romano

    I hope they don’t wait six months to announce it.

    • $83030187

      Zenimax is a busy place these days. The Evil Within, Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Elder Scrolls Online all come out next year.

      And we know that they are working on Doom 4, Dishonored 2 and Prey 2 in addition to Fallout 4.

      While all made my different teams, I could see them waiting until The Evil Within and Wolfenstein are out before announcing Fallout 4, so they could focus all of their attention and advertising muscle on it.

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    Ugh, that Wife and Son stuff sounds lame

  • Minty Freshbeats

    Will there be a Marathon DLC included??

  • SnackEater

    I will wait for a trailer before I get hyped.