1. If they officially announced that Bethesda gets IDTech 5, then why would they NOT use it for their next huge release?
2. Where did they say that they wouldn't use IDtech5? I want to see this article.
This is just what I've heard a lot. For all I know, I'm talking out of my ass (and sorry if my initial post came across as hostile, it wasn't meant to be). As for why they wouldn't use it, it could have a completely different structure than the Oblivion engine (Gamebryo? I have no idea what it's called) and updating that engine would be better to them than learning how to work an entirely new engine. Also, Zenimax owns iDtech 5, not Bethesda. Zenimax owns both of them, but for all we know, iD and Bethesda don't talk to each other at all (EDIT: id Tech 5 games would be distrubuted by Bethesda not Zenimax themselves. I should probably see about wiping these posts to save myself from the shame of being horribly wrong). Zenimax did announce that iDtech 5 would only be used by people who would be distribued by Bethesda, so Bethesda could work on a game using iDtech 5 in the future, or they might even be working on one right now, but it's probably not Skyrim.