Speaking of driving games, I wonder what Forza Horizon will be like, with its mix of realistic/sim car handling and an open world. That hasn't been done before, with only more arcade racers having a whole city for you to explore. If it works out better than expected, then will more driving simulators (i.e. Gran Turismo, rFactor, etc.) also go open world? Will this incredibly boost its sales and possibly attract more arcade and more casual racing fans?
Perhaps another question to ask is, will it make future games set in an open world more adaptable to offering more realistic driving gameplay, especially if the right people, who previously worked on sim racers, come into the picture? Like it or not, this may have a big impact on the future of open world games. Well, as long as not every driving game feels exactly the same, there should be enough variety for people to enjoy gravitating from one title to another, and not see it as just a cloned experience.