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Rumour: Fallout 4 to be set in cyberpunk Boston, direct sequel to Fallout 3

Some interesting news for your Friday night, Reddit user by the name of 'GNR_Informant' has posted some rumoured details about the next game in the hugely popular Fallout series, including that the game will supposedly be set in Boston.

The rumours appeared only a few days after the actor behind Fallout 3's ThreeDog teased a Fallout sequel via his Twitter feed. 'GNR_Informant' states his source as a "Pal of mine works in Public Relations at Bethesda"

Everything posted below is an unconfirmed rumour.

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.

What do you think of the rumours posted? Plausible? Have your say below!

Edited On 11 Jan, 2013

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Robichoico 4 years ago
oh joy....America again. Can't we go somewhere else in the world? Kinda reserved about it being based on Fallout 3 instead of New Vegas. Mainly because I felt NV did a lot more right than 3 did. But either way if Bethesda are behind this it's not a day one release anyways since we already know it won't work properly out of the box.
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HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
Whatever they do I'll be waiting for the GOTY edition. Hopefully by then the inevitable bugs and glitches are fixed. What are the chances of there being Irish Ghouls....hhmmm
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Im with you on that bethesda always have a game of the year edition that is why i just sold skyrim, i will pick it up again when its game of the year.
yoda soldier 4 years ago
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jlw_trd 4 years ago
Love fallout and oblivion however with bethesda and their infinite bugs especially on ps3 i think i will give this a miss
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Cathe 4 years ago
I can't wait for Fallout 4. When the Boston rumours started a while ago I saw a lot of people complain about it. I don't really know anything about America so I don't understand why they don't like that location but I just love the series so i'll play it wherever it is set.
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0000000000 4 years ago
im a huge bethesda fan.. yes buggy games that get sorted in time.. but fallout is a great series and i cant wait for this 1 i dont care where its based bring it on!
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Brett 4 years ago
im a huge fan but i do hope they flesh out the wasteland a bit more and go heavier on the easter eggs and game changing missions the atom bomb in fallout 3 is one of my best gaming memories just watching them all blow from the hotel ;)

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