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Allegedly leaked Fallout 4 documents tip Boston setting

Bethesda declines to comment on "rumor and speculation"

A still-unannounced Fallout sequel is back in headlines today as allegedly leaked casting call documents emerge online.

Kotaku reports to be in possession of casting documents for the Bethesda project, codenamed 'Institute', which reveal a Boston setting and other seemingly Fallout-related locations and characters.

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The casting papers, which the site claims to have 'confirmed are real', were apparently handled by the same casting director who worked on other Bethesda titles including Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Dishonored.

Scripts contained within mention the Institute, Fallout's version of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Commonwealth, its post-apocalyptic Massachusetts.

One mission involves a character named Preston Garvey sending you to 'salvage a fusion core from a museum in the Commonwealth', according to the report.

A radio DJ named Travis Miles and an engineer named Sturges are also featured. Little is said about the main character other than indications of male and female variants, both of which will start the game in a cryogenic sleep chamber.

"We don't comment on rumor and speculation," a Bethesda spokesperson told CVG in response to the report.

Kotaku notes that none of this material may end up in the final game, which may or may not be called Fallout 4.

This comes hot on the heels of an elaborate Fallout 4 hoax website which fooled thousands of gamers and several high profile news outlets - and apparently cost the perpetrator $990.

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