Hopefully it'll be good. I've heard that the tuning/tweaking is out, but upgrading is still in. If you're like me, then that's a good thing, as I can't do with wasting hours tweaking my camber to shave two hundredths off a laptime, only to have some bastard rear end you at the first corner. Only shame being no comedy jacked up 4x4's.
Cosmetic damage only is fine by me too. Oh the fun of limping 80% of the course with a smoking engine & a desire to only turn left after you glanced a rock.
Handling is said to be more like FM3 than 4 - still no bad thing.
Hopefully it's fairly open world, meaning you can drive off road a fair bit, instead of the usual 2mm before it resets you back onto the road.
If it's anything like TDU2, then I will set fire to my eyes. God, that was a bad driving game - & you lot raved about it!
So in essence, if it's like NFS with forza cars, then it will be a great pick up & play game.