the world could be influenced by stats of the real world, like playing on stock prices or on the amount of world conflicts at the moment. a playable visualization of the real world that emphasizes something. maybe you have to get upwards all the time and in a crisis at the stock markets this becomes more and more difficult?
maybe you socket the VW stock to your weapon, so it’s power rises and falls with that.
maybe the environemtn should react to the data, not the player, because it may look like out of control, if the player looses things. Maybe political interest game?
Play through an economic crisis?
play in a world that creates everything that is destroyed in the real world, by analyzing news feeds. „Afterlife“ Visually Experience catastrophies.
Maybe you just have to survive? MMO? singleplayer? Co-op?