It's more 'Shift' in terms of us giving you less of a 'sandbox' and more of a fun game. Aside from that we plan to really go to town on sim goodness...
The sandbox type approach is basically why a lot of people play PCars. Ive never heard anyone complain about the sandbox 'do anything you want' type thing.
This to me sounds like the track list is getting cut and the gameplay modes/options will be cut, I'm guessing there will prob be no option to race with friends against the ai in the next title online etc
More focused on fun sounds like game studio talk for cutting options and items to save development resources and money and pump out a game that appeals to a more mass market and get the dosh