At the VGA awards moments ago, Bethesda's Todd Howard announced and dated the newest Elder Scrolls game. Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim will be available on November 11, 2011.
We'll fill in the specific details as we get them, but until then, here's a little background on Skyrim. It's the the northernmost province of Tamriel, and home to the Falmer, or snow elves, a race that has seemingly died out, leaving behind only some hypotheses about their fate. Perhaps they inter-married with other races and the bloodline has been diluted enough to be gone... or perhaps there is another, more interesting explanation?
Maybe, just maybe, we'll find out in November!