Well, I had a fair amount of hope that Ghost would try another shot at restarting their take on the series. But reading how it's probably an open world, mostly at night with rainy streets and a darker more mature story (like what, Fast & The Furious 1-2 inspired cars and characters?) and judging by the shots leaked... It looks like the same thing to me.
and that's a nope for me
I'd say up until last-gen Open world racers were kind of revolutionary and cool in a way but now, it's just getting old if there is nothing special about it.
My issue is that there's not much reason to believe they can pull it off. The Run was their best attempt (and that was pretty cheese), but the studio that made that shuttered
Hearing how BlackBox closed because they were given 2 years to do the game but Frostbite was just a pain in the ass. Also the sales weren't up to par so yeah. Same thing with Criterion even though that game was good, fans whined it wasn't Most Wanted 2005 and just ugh.
I hope in many ways they go for dark and serious in attempt to mimic the utter enjoyable foolery that was most wanted 05’s story. It would be even better if all of the cutscenes were fmv on green screens like that one