Entitled Go Anywhere... Do Anything... this gameplayer article speculates that GTA is just the beginning and takes an in-depth look at the games of 2008 which are set to raise the bar for this popular genre. It includes and in-depth history of the genre, with interviews with key staff from Rockstar, Bethesda, Realtime Worlds and David Braben of Elite and The Outsider fame.
""One of the things I found with games that were around at that time, was that if you got stuck, you were stuck, you couldn't get any further. In Elite, you didn't get that. It was auto-balancing. It was easy to find your own sweet spot between fighting and trading,""