Wow, crazy... just a couple days ago I was looking at the forum for the Elder Scrolls games' developer, reading all the "when will they announce Elder Scrolls V?" debate. Most of the people on that forum were just saying "The announcement has GOT to happen soon," but apparently they've been predicting an imminent announcement for the last few years.
I've really been enjoying a re-play of Oblivion as a magic-oriented character. Ideally I could play Oblivion straight through (I'm only playing a couple of hours a week, at most) until the new one comes out, and transition straight over to Skyrim.
Thanks for the news, Altus.