Report: Leaked Fallout 4 Documents Point to Boston Setting
Written Thursday, December 12, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Disappointed by the widely reported, but fake Fallout 4 teaser site? Get ready to raise your hopes once again, because Kotaku has got hold of what appear to be leaked documents related to the potential RPG sequel.
More specifically, the documents are casting papers for the Bethesda developed game, which mention a Boston setting as well as some other Fallout-related characters and locations. According to the docs, the still unannounced RPG is codenamed “Institute”.
So what does Institute mean? Well, it relates to Fallout’s version of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, otherwise known as MIT. Commonwealth, Fallout’s version of Massachusetts, is also mentioned in the documents. Both bits of info would seem to support previous reports about the game.
Elsewhere, it is indicated that you may be able to play as a male or female character, and that the protagonist begins the game in a cryogenic sleep chamber. Characters including a radio DJ called Travis Miles and an engineer called Sturges are also mentioned. The casting director noted in the documents is the same person who worked on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Dishonored.
Although Kotaku claims the documents are “confirmed to be real”, the outlet adds that none of the documented material may end up in the final version of the game. Bethesda, for its part, is rolling out the old "We don't comment on rumour and speculation" line.