It hasn’t been a fun couple of weeks for Fallout fans. With the Spike VGX awards coming up, many thought that Bethesda would be showing off a PS4 and Xbox One version of Fallout 4, something bolstered by a mysterious website. That turned out to be a hoax. But Fallout 4 may still be alive, and it could be set somewhere wicked awesome.
According to documents obtained by Kotaku, Bethesda is working on going back to the wasteland with an entry, as rumoured previously, set in the US city of Boston (Also pronounced as Bahs-tahn with an emphasis on a baseball team).
The documents reveal that the game is currently working under the codename of Institute and references several locations from previous games. There’s no positive word yet on which Bethesda studio is handling this sequel, although the current assumption is that the Skyrim team of Bethesda Game Studios started work on Fallout 4 after they wrapped up work on the 2011 Elder Scrolls title.
Some of the Kotaku documents include dialogue for the game, which reference classic quotes such as “War never changes,” which series regular Ron Perlman usually read during the first three games.
Other interesting tidbits include some of the characters, such as a radio DJ named Travis Miles and an engineer named Sturges who is described as “a cross between Buddy Holly and Vin Diesel.”
Fallout 4 could be one of the more anticipated games in the near future. Looking back at Fallout 3, that was one of the early games for the Xbox 360 and PS3 that showed what those consoles were capable of on a visual level, with some solid gameplay backing it up.
Nothing beat that first moment where you walked out of the vault into a scarred world of nuclear cows and mutants. And I’d dig to make that trip again.
Last Updated: December 12, 2013