Previous Fallout 4 rumors have pointed toward a Boston setting, as the Bethesda team has apparently been scoping out the historic city.
That setting may have been pseudo-confirmed thanks to a Reddit user who also leaks a whole lot of other relevant information. Take it all with a grain of salt as none of this is official, but it's certainly intriguing on a number of levels.
Evidently, this virtual Boston "will be unlike anything we've seen in a Fallout game before," as the buildings will follow a cyberpunk or retro-futurism theme. In other words, you might not get that strict post-apocalyptic backdrop for which the series is so well known. Androids may also make an appearance as slaves to humans, and Bethesda could have ditched the Super Mutants and the Brotherhood of Steel due to fan accusations that the developer used these groups too much in Fallout 3 . Some agree with that, some don't.
As for the progression/leveling up, Bethesda probably won't do much to alter this system, although they do want to make it "more distinct from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim " because some said The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3 were just too similar in terms of mechanics. So what do you think about all this? Were you a fan of the last Fallout and if so, what do you want to see in the fourth installment?