In early 2014, an ex-Bethesda employee disclosed all kinds of Fallout 4 info that the masses rejected. Now, that leaked info could be legit, based on the game's debut trailer.

Destructoid reports that a former Bethesda employee leaked a ton of Fallout 4 information on Reddit last year. While we suggest all of our readers to take this info with a grain of salt, there were some interesting details revealed nonetheless. The ex-employee mentioned that Fallout 4 is going to be more story-driven, especially in regards to the main character, as the protagonist will be able to talk to NPCs out loud and provide narrations throughout the game(which is suggested at the end the trailer when he spoke to his dog). The Reddit post mentions that you can only be a male character in the main story, which is strange as the Fallout and Elder Scrolls series have given you a variety of gender and customization options in the past.

Here are some of the major points brought up by this supposed ex-Bethesda employee:

  • The map of Fallout 4 is about three times the size of Skyrim
  • Set in the year 2287, exactly 10 years after Fallout 3
  • Takes place in Boston
  • Xbox 360 and PS3 version will release later and run on the Skyrim engine
  • You can import your Fallout 3 data that could have an impact on the story depending on your previous choices
  • PC version includes a "Classic Mode" that will feature a bird's-eye view like the original titles
  • You can only play as a male in the main story, but can change gender after completing the story
  • PC / PS4 / Xbox One release date: October 2015
  • PS3 / Xbox 360 release date: December 2015
  • Will have five DLCs released over the next year
  • An expansion will be revealed at E3 next year, and released in October

Based on the whole Assassin's Creed Unity fiasco of Ubisoft not including a female player, we have a feeling that Bethesda will be giving us both gender options to play throughout the game (the Reddit post was made before Unity's big gender debate started).

If Bethesda does decide for a more narrative-focused approach and lets us only play as a male character, then they should just remove the character creation process completely and give us a pre-determined and specific protagonist to avoid the negative backlash they would likely get for having only male customization options. Regardless of the employee's identity, we suggest that you take this leaked info with a grain of salt and do not take them as official facts.

While none of these details have been confirmed, we do know that Fallout 4 will be launching for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.