If a recent post on Reddit is to be believed, then the next installment of Fallout will take place in Boston, Massachusetts. According to Reddit user “Fallout4Boston”, Bethesda has been doing research in the Boston area and they apparently have strong ties with MIT. The Reddit user went on to say that they may or may not be an MIT employee and that they can’t say anything more than what’s already been said in fear of possibly losing their job. We won’t lie, it all sounds a bit suspect, but there are some things that fit. Fallout 3 took place in our nation’s capital of Washington D.C and Fallout: New Vegas took place near the West Coast, so bringing things back to the East Coast isn’t outrageous. At this point, its way to early to tell whether this will pan out but it’s within the realm of the possible.
A comment on the post pointed out a reference to The Commonwealth page on the Fallout Wiki:
The Commonwealth is what is left of the pre-War American state of Massachusetts in New England. While traditionally called a commonwealth in itself, before the Great War, Massachusetts was also part of the New England Commonwealth of the United States in the alternate history of the Fallout universe. Most of it is a war-ravaged quagmire of violence and despair like much of the rest of the former United States, but it is also where the mysterious Institute is located.
And just in case you were wondering, Fallout 4.com is owned by Zenimiax (who owns Bethesda) and has been since 2004 so they are already ahead of the game on that front.
In any case we will keep you up to date if any of this pans out.