Given the interview he did recently I'd be shocked to see ES6 in less than 2-3 years.Id be very surprised if they rushed ES6.....Todd Howard was clear that they wanted a new IP (Starfield) to fill the gap while working on ES6. And its well into a playable state.
Even with fallout backlash i cant see them rushing that
I agree Morrowind's story was better and I enjoyed Oblivion a great deal more then Skyrim. I have to wonder if this is the fate of all great studios, they are very successful and then over time they loose all of their star talent and then end up with those who milk it until there is nothing left.Personally, I am about done with Bethesda. They had some good games, but they've been on autodrive for the past several releases. FO76 was a bomb, FO4 was ok, but no where near as good as FO:NV. Skyrim is...well it's hard to say. I loved it, but I'm not sure how much that had to do with Bethesda making it great, or the modders improving what they had. I wouldn't even say Skyrim is their best story, Morrowind was far better.
They're going to need a new engine and some serious improvements for me to even bothering getting ES VI. And either way, I'm not falling for the trap of preordering it just because it's Bethesda, their name really no longer carries the weight it once did for me.