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Rumor: Fallout 4 to take place in Boston

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Posted by: Tate Steinlage

Bethesda and the Fallout series are both familiar with success. Receiving both critical and sales praise, Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas bridged the gap between gorgeous scenery with massive destruction in a completely open world. Since the latter’s release in 2010, fans have been anticipating the developer’s next take on the series, which arguably seems to be Fallout 4. Adding to those speculations, an “inside source” is reporting that Fallout 4 will be taking its world to Boston.

Reddit tipster “nMarauder” has recently been dropping details including the game’s forthcoming setting:

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.

Though the poster was not able to share more about his inside knowledge, for fear of “losing my job,” nMarauder did mention that his job has given him knowledge on Bethesda’s alleged project. Fallout 3, as you may recall, took place in Washington D.C. , so a Boston setting wouldn’t be too far from reality.

If you could chose the setting for Fallout 4, where would you take the game? Let us know by commenting below.

Source: [Reddit]

Tags: Fallout 4, Bethesda, gaming, Boston

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