A user on popular internet sharing site Reddit
has posted claims that Bethesda has been researching Boston for the development of Fallout 4.
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?
Bethesda has (amazingly) refused to comment on the speculation despite the convincing disclaimer at the beginning of the anonymous tipster's post.
Massachusetts was referenced in Fallout 3 as "the Commonwealth", home of "the Institute", likely to be descended from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Institute is reknowed as a centre of highly advanced scientific and technological discovery, while the rest of the Commonwealth is described as a violent and lawless place.
The player interacts in Fallout 3 with a member of the Institute. He is pursuing a runaway android that was built in and ran away from the Institute, with the help of an organisation called the Railroad (because they don't have anything better to do in a post-apocalyptic wasteland other than to help escaping androids). You can find out more about the Commonwealth
and the Institute
at the Vault.
The rumours are currently unsubstantiated, but Fallout 3 Nexus will bring you more news as it becomes available.