We predict you'll be hearing a lot about Realtime World's APB.
The game takes a decidedly un-World of Warcraft approach to MMOs, by combining the grit and urban appeal of Grand Theft Auto with a massive open world full of other connivers and criminals.
Sound good? Sadly, you'll have to wait until some time in 2009 to trade your level 70 Night Elf for a level one car-thief: According to Realtime Worlds' CEO (and GTA creator) Dave Jones:
"We want to launch APB in 2009, which will be pretty much worldwide - including the Asian markets. This is our first big online game...If we have a big success with APB on the scale of, for example, World of Warcraft, then we could be looking at hundreds of millions of pounds. It just depends what happens after we launched it."
GamesRadar.com: 2009 targeted for Crackdown dev's MMO APB