Submitted by PockyKing 1194d ago | rumor

Fallout 4 To Take Place in Boston?

A rumor has recently sprung up that Fallout 4 may take place in Boston. (Fallout 4, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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NukaCola  +   1194d ago | Well said
I personally would of thought something like New York City, but I could dig Boston. DLC in NY and Pennsylvania. There is tons of land to explore and it's a very patriotically historic location. I am really ready for a new Fallout. I love that series a ton.
Reverent  +   1193d ago
I'm really happy it isn't New York. Like we really need another game based in that city... Who knows, Boston sounds refreshing.
victorGma21  +   1193d ago | Well said
I don't really care where is it, just bring it to me.
MAJ0R  +   1193d ago
Hopefully the don't casualize the hell out of it like they did with Skyrim... I actually want to think, Bethesda.
Hufandpuf  +   1193d ago
I vote Tokyo. just to mix it up a little.
SSKILLZ  +   1193d ago
actually i was thinking Russia or China but its cool, i just want to know more about the sword of the east AKA Legit Lanious and also what is up with california.
NIRVANArazor  +   1193d ago
Fallout wouldn't be Fallout if it was set anywhere else but the USA.

Maybe a Spin-off But not FO4
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mynameisEvil  +   1193d ago
I have to agree with Nirvana. Part of what makes Fallout the series it is is the setting of a 1950's-influenced future, complete with all of the Americana of the mid 20th century. Getting rid of that by putting it in friggin' Tokyo wouldn't work, which is exactly why the series has never gone to any location that isn't in the US (except for Mothership Zeta, but I REALLY don't want to think about that DLC).
Irishguy95  +   1193d ago
They couldn't stick it in Russia or any eastern EU country/ Too similar to Stalker
ab5olut10n  +   1193d ago
YES, tokyo or maybe hong kong. something eastern in terms of culture, but just western enough to be relatable and emotionally engaging.
ChipChipperson  +   1193d ago
You know, that would be pretty sweet if we visited The Pitt again.
Crazyglues  +   1193d ago
I think the real question is will it be on Xbox 360 and PS3 or is it going to be Nex Gen..

Fallout 4 on PS4 and 720 would probably look amazing..

silvacrest  +   1193d ago
true, but i want it this year
_-EDMIX-_  +   1193d ago
I really doubt it will be on current gen consoles. My reason? Publishers are not just trying to release games cause they want too, they also need to know they are competing against other developers and publishers.

ie why F4 will very likely be out on PS4/720/PC. They want to be the first major WRPG out on new systems while there still isn't many titles out to capitalize on the lack of games at the start of a gen, ie Oblivion this gen.

So i very much see it being a next gen game EASY. Remember, most gamers seem to forget that games actually think....time! LOL! They can make F4 now on PS3/360/PC and then what? Start making a new one and then release it 2 to 3 years later when other titles similar to it has already released? I mean, does that even make sense?

Its better to get a head start and start investing in next gen while they can.
phigz18  +   1193d ago
Replying to you just for visibility, because frankly it needs to be said.

This article is based on some random guy on Reddit saying "I work at MIT and Bethesda is totally here and Fallout is totally going to be here." If anyone is putting any stock into this rumor, then you honestly deserve to be reading all the crap "journalism" articles that so many people complain about all the time on this site.

Use discretion, people. Anyone could go on any forum and make any baseless claim like that and not back it up with ANY sources whatsoever. Which is exactly what happened in this case.
PockyKing  +   1193d ago
Whoever said it was confirmed? Do you know the person that posted it? WHAT IF they really do know what they're talking about, you never know. If you know exactly what Fallout 4 is I'd LOVE to hear it. Because I don't.
phigz18  +   1193d ago
"Whoever said it was confirmed?"

How about the title of the article, "Fallout 4 To Take Place in Boston"? Along with all the people who just read the title and thought "Sweet/Hell no!" ?

"Do you know the person that posted it?"

NO ONE does, much less the author of the article. That's the point.

The person on Reddit has two comments (last time I checked), one being the post itself and the other saying "I can't post sources because I'm afraid of the repercussions." Sure, it could be true, and personally I think Boston would be a cool locale, but what I'm saying is that given the lack of ANY proof whatsoever, it's ignorant to put any faith into this and downright unprofessional to write such an article based on some guy with no sources.

Would you believe me if I told you my cousin works at Sony and Crash Bandicoot, Samanoske Akechi, and Adelbert Steiner were all going to be in Battle Royale?
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ThatKanadianKid  +   1193d ago
The title of the article has a ? mark for a reason bro, plus it's defined as a rumor and even says in the post that it sounds "sketchy". Don't call someone unprofessional because they posted a rumor. How would they know if it's true or not? They're just sharing information. Sometimes stuff like this happens to be true, so you never know.
Danniel1  +   1193d ago
Bet Christmas is fun in your house mate.
Rockefellow  +   1193d ago
Boy, I see posts fail on here all the time using your logic, yet people seem to disagree with your sound sensibility. No wonder half of the hottest news stories are consistently trite, speculative garbage.
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xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1193d ago
Lets be honest though, either way the setting usually feels like desert meets barren wasteland meets small settlement. Never in my 200+ hours in New Vegas did i ever say "hey this reminds me of California and Vegas" <_< New Vegas dissappointed me as a setting, it felt like it was an entirely fictional place that they could have done alot more with (at least the Vegas strip itself). Hopefully by F4 humanity is at the perfect balance between rebuilding civilization AND total f**king ruin (lol). Like maybe some vehicles? You'd think it's the first thing the brotherhood of steel would've salvaged from the "old world".

Either way i'm extremely excited for any news about Fallout 4. ^_^
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joab777  +   1193d ago
If they wanted to b bold on next Gen, they could do, NY, Boston and Philli. But, I buy this about 85%. The story of the institute vs. The railroad would be a perfect story. The institute loves technology and has been rumored to have created AI. The railroads goal is to free all these beings. U could pick sides with benefits for each choice. U would get an AI as a partner, one of those that has been freed. Maybe they link it to NY and Philadelphia with an underground railroad of sorts. Maybe There's a serious benefit to having these creatures and u have to decide between freedom and saving mankind...or something like that.

Another idea could be some sort of invasion from another country that wasn't as hard hit. Like a new revolutionary war set in Boston. Maybe the AI are needed to win but u think u can free them and convince them to help.
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ThanatosDMC  +   1193d ago
I just want a better end game. The story and the quests are fine but challenge disappears even on hard mod when fully leveled. Taking missiles to the face is nothing especially with all those DR perks from having all the dlcs.
Jockamo  +   1193d ago
Boston sounds too much like Fallout three w/ the northeast...I would've wanted something like Florida w/ beaches and Disney World (copyrights I know I know...), or even Michigan w/ a snowy forest setting..
Eyeco  +   1193d ago
i would have preferred if they expanded the universe to europe, asia, south america or even africa, we dont really know whats going on in those continents in post-apocalyptia, there are mentions of them but no real idea of whats going on.

For the most part american cities are far to similar imo, i doubt it will be an exiting new aesthetic. That said im still looking forward to this game, it's my most anticipated unannounced game.
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user5467007  +   1194d ago
Boston.....awwwwh man

Take it to London, has anyone seen that art someone made of a ruined London, that would be perfect for a Fallout game.
PockyKing  +   1194d ago
I think London would be too urbany.
-Omega  +   1193d ago
Well we don't know the time era when the bombs hit. I mean it was futuristic in Fallout but America still had the whole "American Dream" thing going on, we don't know if London had hit the Urban theme yet or still had that old/victorian vibe going on.

Guess they coud do anything with London.

Besides I would guess that Parliament/Big Ben's general area would still be in tacked like D.C was and outside it would just be a wasteland like the outside D.C in Fallout 3. However since they managed to create pure, clean water in F3 and the whole time jump we'll experience (proberly 50-200 years) England could see some green again. It's anyones guess really
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PockyKing  +   1193d ago
True, I guess if they maybe had two seperate areas, like the city of London, and then maybe something like "The Outskirts" etc would be pretty neat. I want a apocalyptic game that shows us more of the environmental aspects of a nuclear apocalypse though.
Swiggins  +   1194d ago
The lack of Vaults in London would make it harder to craft a narrative out of it, though I would love to explore ruined England, the geography alone makes it an excellent candidate.
user5467007  +   1193d ago
People say that but the thing is this is their game, they are crafting a story, they can easily make up a story about hidden underground vaults the government installed secretly or something like that to bring the story to England.

I don' think much is said in Fallout about London or England in general so it won't be harder to craft a story out of. What about if the Enclave after being defeated in D.C get forced to set up base in England to plan another attack to take over.
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Eyeco  +   1193d ago
London is one of the most tunneled cities in the world, bunkers, catacombs, old mail tunnels,roman ruins, unused rail ways, and despite having the 2nd largest subway system in the world the city is full of used tunnels, un used sewers, abandoned underground stations , secret underground ww2 bunkers/ bomb shelters even old cities hollowed way underneath.

Its the main reason why theres are hardly any skyscrapers in the city they would just sink right through, so im sure they could build a narrative around that , and im damn well sure Vaults could have been constructed , what country wouldn't have ? infact during the cold war i wouldn't be surprised if the west did construct secret underground vaults, i mean the moon landings were a product of the cold war if they could do that who knows what else could have gone under the cover ?
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mynameisEvil  +   1193d ago
As I said in my previous comment, it's the Americana that makes the Fallout setting the Fallout setting.

"Ruined buildings do not a Fallout setting make." -Master Yoda in something non-existent

However, I would say that London is a great place for any other post-apocalyptic game. I don't think Hellgate: London quite utilized the setting to its full potential, however.
user5467007  +   1193d ago
Not really...

That futuristic tec, vaults, post nuculer setting, werid chracters is what makes Fallout, Fallout....not because it's set in America

It needs a new location to freshen things up, it can't be set in America forever. People want to see the world of Fallout in differn't locations.
Danniel1  +   1193d ago
I agree for me Fallout wouldn't be Fallout without the U.S. That being said if it was set in Boston then a tea party themed DLC involving the UK would be hilarious.
TheNocturnus  +   1194d ago
Unless it doesn't take place on next gen systems, I don't care where it is.
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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1194d ago
Needs to lead on pc first.. So it can avoid appealing to the masses.
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TheNocturnus  +   1194d ago
It can lead on PC but it needs to be on Xbox 720 and PS4. I want a huge map that takes real time hours to cross, driveable/flyable vehicles and NPC's that actually have a life of their own inside the game.

I'm just exhausted with the current generation and Wii U is likely not going to do it for me. I want the 720 and PS4 so bad.
SilentNegotiator  +   1193d ago
Right. Because Bethesda doesn't want to sell to the masses or anything. And porting to the consoles would change that.

Danniel1  +   1193d ago
...Yeah the masses. The enemy of financial success those bastards.
Muffins1223  +   1193d ago
It will land on next gen consoles...but it will use the same engine as skyrim did... basically is just will be slightly improved,look at oblivion and fallout 3...fallout 3 uses same engine but its slightly more improved
RatchetandClank  +   1194d ago
I bet it will be announce at the VGAs.
MattyG  +   1194d ago
I want it sooner! But yeah, ive been assuming that it'd be announced at the VGAs for a while now.
Lahey  +   1193d ago
Maybe at next years VGA. I think its to early for this years.
But I hope Im wrong. Fallout 3 is one of my favorite games. So I am waiting for a sequel by Bethseda. New Vegas wasnt nearly as good as 3.
marioPSUC  +   1194d ago
well it could be very neat cause I imagine "The Institute" would be a key point for the storyline, if you follow the Fallout lore and stuff like that it could make for a pretty good story.
TheColbertinator  +   1193d ago
I know what you mean.

MIT is a good area for a new Fallout
Megaton  +   1194d ago
Take it to China. Let's see the other side of the war.
blue_flowers  +   1194d ago
Game4life  +   1193d ago
"look guys, the great wall is still here kinda"
jon1234  +   1194d ago
fuck yes!!!!! any new fallout is all right with me :)
MattyG  +   1194d ago
That would actually be really sweet. I live in New England so I know Boston pretty well. Wouldn't mind exploring a post apocalyptic version of it.
SonyStyled  +   1193d ago
i live in boston man so im cool with the setting. im sure your stoked for AC3's setting then too right?
MattyG  +   1193d ago
YES!!! AC3 is going to be so great. I've always loved revolutionary war history and all the things that went on in Boston around that time are so interesting. I'm so excited for that game.
FunkMacNasty  +   1193d ago
Yep. I'm reppin' Beantown as my lifelong home turf as well. I would love to loot Nuka Cola vending Machines in a post apocalyptic decaying Fenway Park or fight off Raiders and Mutants in Harvard Square would be sweet. We could even don our rad-suits and dive for sunken treasure at the bottom of the Charles.
jrbeerman11  +   1193d ago
Boston man myself, im having fun thinking of the different places they could use to really utilize the setting. Hopefully they use the whole region of greater boston to take advantage of the setting.

a ruined baseball field with a big green wall still intact, the Charles river, hancock and the pru, all the colleges, the commons, downtown crossing, faneil hall etc.

I think its a great setting because there are so many different areas in boston that make them unique from each other and with the fallout setting give them more to diversify the landscape.

also with boston being close to phili and new york they could easily expand to different locations in the dlc. Even Canada could be used.
blue_flowers  +   1194d ago
i think Fallout 3 had great local choices as well as New Vegas. I would like to see another choice other than Boston though, I would definitely like to maybe see what happened in other countries at the same time those two games took place or shortly after. So possibly maybe from the Chinese perspective since they ended up invading Alaska, or say California. Its far enough away from DC and close enough to New Vegas that all the lore would be easy to build upon and would offer a diverse mix of landscapes.
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QuantumWake  +   1193d ago
Fallout: Tokyo

I think that would be nice. :)
_-EDMIX-_  +   1193d ago
People! People!

Fallout NY, Fallout LA, Fallout etc.....

With the mods it can all be made. Mods will support it just like F3 AND most likely it will also support Steamworks.

After Skyrim, i don't see how it won't.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   1193d ago
LMFAO! I know right, damn the BEST version! Yes i own it on PC.

(N4G is filled with a bunch of console kidz) LOL! ...sit down.
thedarkvault  +   1193d ago
my body is ready. bring me more fallout
ado908  +   1193d ago
TheColbertinator  +   1193d ago
looool Reddit has great comments

"I thought they would use Detroit to save money on creating a fictional post-apocalyptic city."

"Looking forward to the "Smaht Guy" perk."

"Bawston." "Chowduh"

"I don't care where it is. they could put it in the middle of bumf*** texas and I'll buy it"

"I second the idea of bumf*** Texas"

"Fallout: Bumf***"

"Am I the only wondering why Antarctica got nuked? What did the penguins do to antagonise the Chinese?!"

"The capitalist penguins proved too hostile for the Peoples Republic of China to leave them be. When they sent an envoy to the penguins of Antarctica they merely hobbled about, screamed profanities in their penguin tongue, and jumped into the surrounding water. Ever since, China had a dozen Nuclear missiles aimed at the insolent fools."
CaitSith  +   1193d ago
lmfao @ Fallout: Bumf***!
-Gespenst-  +   1193d ago
First one got a chortle.
Dualshockers_Carlos  +   1193d ago
imagine seeing exploring a destroyed fenway park, fallout style.

Swiggins  +   1193d ago
The Fenway Frank would be your main means of regenerating health =)
Games4ever  +   1193d ago
Don't care where it takes place. just WANT Fallout 4 NOW :)
TheMasterShake  +   1193d ago
fallout 4 in boston yes please!!!!! actually don't care where it takes place just bring on the fallout goodness
StreetsofRage  +   1193d ago
Next Gen Launch title please.
seanpitt23  +   1193d ago
hope its on next gen consoles using id tech 5 how good would that be dream..................
FarCryLover182  +   1193d ago
Paris would be a cool setting. Whoever the main villain of the game is (or faction, etc.) could have a headquarters at the top of the rebuilt Eiffel Tower. Just a thought. Probably won't happen though.
Clarence  +   1193d ago
I'll be buying this used. Bethesda will not get anymore money from me after skyrim.
ajax17  +   1193d ago
YES! Keep it east coast!
Hazmat13  +   1193d ago
well after 250+ years of nuclear fallout lets see some trees and grass grow back. i cant ait for fallout 4 ive been waiting for far too long.
TheRealist2102  +   1193d ago
Hmmm..after my horrible experience with FNV...definitely not getting this for at least 6 months after release. I still might end up passing on depending on how many glitches.
jrbeerman11  +   1193d ago
to be fair though, it was obsidian that made new vegas.

Although results may vary but my experience was never game breaking, and most glitches were minor annoyances.

New vegas was also a fantastic game if you can get by those annoyances, and with PC version the modding scene has done some great things to help optimize the game.
Burnin  +   1192d ago
I´m on my 2nd playthrough of New Vegas now with DLC & modded beyond recognition... All I have to say is that It´s one of the best games I´ve ever played...

Did the same with Fallout 3 though I didn´t go as deep as I did with New Vegas while modding it
turgore  +   1193d ago
Bethesda is great, but I think they should make something diffferent than Fallout and Elder Scrolls but with similar exploring based gameplay.
auen1  +   1193d ago
why? they're awesome games.
jrbeerman11  +   1193d ago
there publishing one anyways, heard of dishonored?
Tetsujin  +   1193d ago
What I want is the option to finish the main story and still go back to whatever I missed - that's one big thing I liked about 3 over NV, I hated once you complete the story that's it.
DarthJay  +   1193d ago
That would be awesome. I hope like hell they find a way to put some semblance of Fenway Park in it. Have it be transformed into some colony or something. That would be amazing.
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auen1  +   1193d ago
can they please use a new engine? i'm getting tired of gamebryo and all those darn bugs. fun games, no doubt, but it's a little irritating when you get stuck with a game-crashing bug.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1193d ago
Idk, that might be really cool.
Dead_by_Dawn  +   1193d ago
As long as its not in new york, I'm happy. New york has been over used and abused in film and video games. They should use a city that's barely used. Like chicago or toronto, hell even london would be cool. I know chicago has been used alot in film, but not really in games. The thought of boston being used does sound interesting though. Can't wait to hear the official announcement.
Tetsujin  +   1193d ago
or St. Louis/East St. Louis; make the arch towards the end of the story mission-wise.
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