I can't wait for new Final Fantasy 7. And I hope that this new generation Final Fantasy 7 will have a more open combat (while it was nice, I still would prefer not to have turn based combat this time), open world (not just outside the city, but inside as well).
But that is again just my wishes for the game. For now I can just sit and wait.
Actually, it's still linear even outside of Midgar. The map is designed to where you have to go certain locations to progress further and it's much later where you can go almost anywhere you want.
Something needs to be done about the combat though. If they go with a real-time route, I hope other party members besides Cloud are useable.