Seeing as incoming gaming systems can now utilize disks with large storage capacity, more opportunities are arising. More storage means more textures and larger maps in the game. These large maps can support the landscape of a small island like the upcoming Test Drive: Unlimited that lets you drive all over the island of Oahu, but I thinks that's just the beginning. I can imagine developers using USGS satellites to make a game for people to drive around your neighborhood or even the whole world. Seeing how Google Earth can show sloping landscapes along with real-life textures with perspectives, why not use those models to make a larger version of Test Drive? Looking at Google Earth though, it seems that some parts of the country are poorly rendered. So, I guess it seems that there will be some difficulty creating maps in rural areas?? But nonetheless I believe that this could someday become a reality: to race across the U.S. in a virtual world and to not worry about smokeys givin you problems.