It was posted on none other than the popular forum site Reddit on r/Games by a user conveniently named Fallout4Boston. The rumor was to the point and open to speculation by many, which is always the way with rumors from the games industry.
I picked this up from one of my internet sources and instantly went about bookmarking the references and looking into the rumors myself drawing my own conclusions. Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Media, the publishers of the Fallout series along with Bethesda Game Studios had just developed the 4th installment of the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim.
And in the popular, one to the other, it will be president that they would focus back onto the next installment of the Fallout series, Fallout 4. Ever since Fallout 3 the fans have been throwing around the idea of the sequel, Fallout 4 being set in the city of Boston. This was since ‘The Commonwealth’ was mentioned by many characters and NPCs in Fallout 3 and its many expansions.
This speculation from the Reddit source seems to adhere to this speculation. The Reddit post from Fallout4Boston and r/Games can be found bellow:
“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. I am telling you it will take place in Boston. Whether you believe me or not, how do you feel about a Fallout Boston?”
This of course I know is not the original reference but sadly that one was taken down, or at least not being shown. If anyone can forward the original link to the rumor post I will update this accordingly.
Here is the link to the Fallout 4 rumor
The rumor source seems to be at least to some aspect reliable, although that might just be my own inner curiosity peaking at the thought of the new Fallout 4 game.
A Boston, Illinois set Fallout game will certainly be extremely interesting and if Bethesda are scouting the Boston area and the concept is certainly on the table as the Fallout Wiki page shows bellow:
The Commonwealth is what is left of the pre-War American state of Massachusetts in New England. While traditionally called a commonwealth in itself, before the Great War, Massachusetts was also part of the New England Commonwealth of the United States in the alternate history of the Fallout universe.
Most of it is a war-ravaged quagmire of violence and despair like much of the rest of the former United States, but it is also where the mysterious Institute is located.
The Institute is likely the descendant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Little is known about The Institute other than that the scientists working in the sealed environment possess highly advanced technology and technological skills.
The Institute has created true artificial intelligence or A.I. and is capable of manufacturing androids, also referred to as “synths” short for “synthetic human.”
Another organization active against The Commonwealth, the Railroad, functions in direct opposition to the Institute.
Named in honor of the Underground Railroad, the Railroad’s mission is the rescue and salvation of synthetic humanoids primarily, though enslavement as a whole is also fought against.
There is a special branch of The Commonwealth Police called the Synth Retention Bureau. It is tasked with recovering synths that attempt to escape from the Institute.
Here are all the references I hold to conclude these opinions:
The stage is set for Fallout 4 to be created in the mists of Boston and have The Commonwealth be in the lime light.
I for one hope to find out more on these seemingly interesting speculations.
I will certainly bring any more rumors, news, updates or anything I find more on the Fallout 4 front.
In the mean time.
Live Long, Game Hard.