It looks like Bethesda's next big project will be the Elderscrolls V. While many of you might have thought they already made it (har har), those wanting orcs and elves will have to wait til 2010.
Paul Oughton, publishing executive for Bethesda, also said that
although the market for the Wii and DS has opened up more varied
publishing opportunities, the company doesn't have any current plans to
release titles for Nintendo consoles.
"At the moment we've got Fallout 3 for this year and potentially
there's a new Elder Scrolls title in 2010," said Oughton. "At the
moment we're not that interested in the Wii. We're going to stick to
PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. We'll continue to pursue three or four titles a
year and go for big titles," he said of the company's publishing plans
for the future.
I just can't see them using the Oblivion engine again for the next installment, which obviously means they'll have to make a new one. This, in turn, is really disappointing, because it means that Fallout 4 will almost undoubtedly be built using the ESV engine rather than a dedicated Fallout engine.