Rumour time, ladies and gents, and one coming from Denister's favorite site, Le Reddit. One user by the name of "fallout4boston" decided to either troll the living hell out of everyone, or go behind the back of his employers in breaking the news: Fallout 4 (tentative title, Howard is toying with the F4llout idea) is heading to Boston, Massachusetts and The Commonwealth. Here's what he said:
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?
To which he also added:
Apologies for the vagueness of this post. It's not just my job that worries me, but also getting the fuck sued out of me. Bethesda's contracts are basically full-proof so if they were to discover who I am, or rather, who I got this information from, a few people including myself could get into a lot of trouble.
Now, I'm no Reddit user, so this to me might as well be chinese insofar as determining its legitimacy. DaC's own Susan, however, uncovered this same rumor on the GameRevolution.com frontpage and a quick Google would indicate that there are a lot of sites pushing it, if none of the big ones. If that's up to plain ol' GaemIng JoUernalIZm or something else, I dunno. More can be added by our own King of Creation, if he's available, since he's the one of us that apparently uses Reddit.
To reiterate Susan's question, should we be excited?
We an' I tink dat depend on de engine. - A smart fella.
Edit by KoC: Here is another quote:
I've been hearing reports from people in the Boston area, where my fellow Fallout-obsessed brother lives, that Bethesda has been in the Boston area doing initial research for Fallout 4. It's highly speculative, but the main rumors surround Bethesda's connection to "The Institute", or what we call the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or M.I.T..
M.I.T., although in populated Cambridge and just across the river from Boston proper, still has a small-town feel when it comes to the way news propagates through the community. It is students and staff at M.I.T. that seem to be the ones talking the most about it, and they would be in a position to know. I wouldn't be surprised, at all, if the rumors prove to be true in coming weeks.
Just thought I'd share! I'm not confirming anything, but all signs point to yes.