Rumor: ‘Fallout 4’ confirmed for Boston, features androids *UPDATE*

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UPDATE: The Redditor now claimed he was just lying as you can see in this image:

Rumors on the website are nothing new, and yet another Redditor has come forward claiming to have exclusive information. Said to have a friend that works in PR for Bethesda, GNR_Informant lists a few things he’s learned concerning Fallout 4. They include the following.

  • First and foremost, the game will take place in Boston, and be kind of a direct sequel to Fallout 3 with a few groups returning.
  • From what it sounds like, “The Institute” is pretty much the downtown DC or New Vegas of this game. Boston is going to be unlike anything we’ve seen in a Fallout game before, with buildings more on par with cyberpunk and retro-futurism.
  • Androids play a big part in this game. The railroad from Fallout 3 is a faction. The enemies of the railroad is “the Plantation” — a group who force Androids to farm so that Humans can get food. The Institute is highly advanced and probably obtained or built their own GECK to start a farm.
  • Due to complaints about using Super Mutants and the Brotherhood of Steel in Fallout 3 excessively and going against the lore too much, Bethesda has decided to avoid using these groups. Bethesda wants to make a new “race” (think Ghoul, Super Mutant) which will be central to Boston. Bethesda is currently looking at Lovecraftian fiction since Boston is around “Lovecraft Country”.
  • Bethesda has no plans to reinvent the leveling up system to make it more like Skyrim and want to make Fallout 4 more distinct from Skyrim since of the complaints that Oblivion and Fallout 3 were too similar. Bethesda is thinking about introducing a system, similar to Skyrim, where your skills can level up if you perform certain tasks.
As a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft, I would love for Bethesda to dig into the rich fiction created by him and those he inspired. The developer is also no stranger to sprinkling Lovecraftian Easter eggs in its previous titles. Some may be disheartened by the absence of the Brotherhood of Steel, but I have a feeling Bethesda wants to start creating its own factions in the world of Fallout.

What do you think about the validity of these rumors, and if true, which would you be most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.

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