Here’s a very well-made new Fallout lore video from Shoddycast that takes a deep dive into the history of androids in Fallout.
Fallout’s retro future can be disarmingly low-fi, so some times it’s possible to forget that the technology exists in that timeline to create androids so realistic that they can be mistaken for human. In some cases, the androids don’t even know they’re not human. And the NPC you are talking to could be one without you being able to guess.
This video focuses on the source of the androids, the Commonwealth and its mysterious Institute, and how the androids escape and are hunted as seen in the Fallout 3 quest “The Replicated Man.”
These lore videos remind us of why we love the series and make us want to dive back into that world. Fallout 4 can’t come soon enough.