Today is a great day, the countdown is over and Bethesda made it official. The next saga in the The Elder Scrolls series is called Oblivion.
For those that do not know what The Elder Scrolls are, they are a series of games that started in 1996, with number III being Morrowind, the game of the year in 2002.
Oblivion will be a next generation RPG, with awswome immersive graphics, and a whole lot of great stuff that we do not yet know about.
The basic plot is that the Emperor is dying (or dead) and you need to find the hier to his throne (or become it). Also, in Morrowind your character destroys the lifeblood to several gods, then kills the gods. Now, the problem is that these gods were keeping the banished Daedrea in Oblivion, and holding off the Blood Tide.
Now that the gods of the Tribunal are dead, there is nothing holding the gates of Oblivion shut, or the Daedrea behind them.
You can join in all the speculation, and also see a screenshot here
Also, you can pick up a copy of GameInformer for a 12 page preview of Oblivion the week of Sept. 20th.