A new set of leaked documents have confirmed two things: First that Fallout 4 is real and also that the game will be based on Boston, Massachusetts. The documents leaked to Kotaku came from a reader who picked them up at a casting call for a project code-named Institute.
Even though there is no mention of Fallout in the documents, the scripts, character descriptions, and references to numerous locations all confirm that publisher Bethesda is working on a sequel to Fallout 3, which will most probably be called Fallout 4.
The documents point out that Fallout 4 will stick with the tradition of using the classic introduction, "War. War never changes," which was seen in the beginning of Fallout 1, 2 and 3. However, while that speech was typically narrated by actor Ron Perlman, these documents indicate that player-character will read the monologue this time around.
The documents also mention locations, with one of them being Commonwealth, the Fallout universe's version of Massachusetts. A post-apocalyptic version of MIT has been referred to as the Institute.
The documents also show a few leaked characters. A radio DJ named Travis Miles, an engineer named Struges, and a character called Preston Gravey who will ask players to procure fusion core from a museum.
When approached for a reaction to these leaks, the publisher responded with the customary: "We don't comment on rumour and speculation."
Who is Developing It?
Bethesda owns the Fallout brand, so it goes without saying that they will be the ones publishing it. However, when it comes to development, there is a chance that developer Bethesda Game Studios, famed for the Elder Scrolls Series and Fallout 3, will be the obvious pick.
These new developments follow the massive Fallout 4 rumour that came out a year ago stating that the game would be based in Boston. Fans of the franchise also expected that the developer would offer some information on Fallout 4 at VGX last week, but it turned out to be a no-show.