I don't know about you, but I don't feel let down when I find out a game isn't open world. And its not like Rockstar haven't done it before. A open world Max Payne game would be silly.
Max Payne's innovation was storytelling, it doesn't need a tech gimmick to get attention. I'm not sure why the tone of this article suggests that we're all going to be upset because of a lack of technical innovation. I don't care about innovation. I don't watch movies to keep up with the latest camera equipment, I go for the entertainment value. A game telling a good story with lots of narrative driven action has nothing to appologise for.