Despite many gamers and journalists falling for the Fallout 4-styled hoax set up at TheSurvivor2299, it seems that the game does indeed exist (as if there was any doubt). Kotaku has discovered a possibly Fallout-related casting call put out by a casting director previously connected with other Bethesda titles such as Dishonored and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Although it does not reference the Fallout franchise directly, the documents do allude to several multiple locations and settings from the series. The script also includes the famous opening lines of the previous games: “War. War never changes.”
In addition to the script, other information has trickled out of the casting call, including references to the Institute, the Fallout alternative reality version of MIT. There are also allusions to the Commonwealth, the name for what remains of the state of Massachusetts. This possibly suggests that the world of the next game may span an entire state, making it the biggest game in the series yet.
Meanwhile, “the prick behind Survivor2299” has taken to Reddit to discuss why he launched the hoax site and what he hopes Bethesda will do with the next installment in the Fallout series. It is well worth a read.