Agreed, Darkness. I'm excited but cautious about this. "Persistent world" is usually code for online-only micro-transaction fest these days. Maybe something like a modern Aliens Online?
It'll be interesting to see how long Fox Next will be publishing and if that will last after the acquisition by Disney. We could be seeing this game sooner rather than later. I also wonder if Fox Next will want to handle all development in house, or if they would work with independent developers such as Rebellion.