It’s coming! According to the NYT, 5e’s announcement is imminent, coming around 10 EST. According to the article:
“On Monday, Wizards of the Coast, the Hasbro subsidiary that owns the game, is expected to announce that a new edition is under development, the first overhaul of the rules since the contentious fourth edition was released in 2008. And Dungeons & Dragons’ designers are also planning to undertake an exceedingly rare effort for the gaming industry over the next few months: asking hundreds of thousands of fans to tell them how exactly they should reboot the franchise.”
Now, they’ve already been asking for some time, in polls on their site, how it is they should proceed in future editions. My prediction? At DDXP there will be some playtesting going on, and a playtest document, similar to what Pathfinder put out when it was still in beta, will be released around that time.
Get ready for a brand new Edition War!