Despite the Fallout 4 teaser site being a fake and prior to a supposed announcement at the VGX Awards (which, an announcement of that magnitude was sorely needed), when it didn’t materialise into anything at all – rather disappointingly – some good news has now come our way. Fallout 4 was all but confirmed yesterday when Kotaku published details on some supposedly ‘leaked’ design documents.
Interesting! Finally, some fairly concrete details on a sequel to what is possibly one of the greatest Sandbox RPG’s of the last generation, Fallout 3? Although, we’ve assumed that Bethesda is no doubt working on a sequel to the incredibly popular series since releasing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim back in 2011. I mean, c’mon, what else would they have been doing?
This is the first ‘confirmation’ we’ve received that a new Fallout title is in the works.
So, spill the beans Kotaku, what do the documents say!? The documents leaked refer to a casting call of project code named ‘The Institute’ and although they never actually mention the Fallout name, they carry many features and location names that have appeared throughout the series. The game will, of course, open with those immortal words that are a staple of the series “War. War never Changes”, rather disappointing, however, it appears it’s up to the player to take the leading role rather than Mr Perlman of the past games.
The player can take on either a male or female role, as the casting call was for both male and female roles and will begin the game by awakening in cryo-sleep. Some of the locations mentioned are the ‘Commonwealth’ which has been mentioned previously in the series as the remnants of Massachusetts. There’s also ‘The Institute’ Fallout’s version of MIT, where, through the ravages of war, the Mand the T have simply rotted away.
Finally, some leaked character details name a Radio D.J called Travis Miles and an Engineer, who will send you on a quest to the Commonwealth for a Fusion core, called Sturges. Some fairly Staple American names there.
Of course, Bethesda have refused to offer any confirmation on these leaked details, but this pretty much confirms Fallout 4 is in the works. I reckon we can hope to see a release of the game sometime in 2015, with more confirmation and production details surely coming in 2014.
Be sure to stay tuned for more Fallout details. If it’s anything like the last one, you won’t wanna’ miss a thing!