Originally Posted by EastCoast
It doesn't have to be approved by you 1st in order for the rest of us to see that it's the best looking IQ wise. You have to consider how this game was developed to look this good without needing a 2080ti to do so. Not how much you will like playing it. After all, it's a simulator. Anyone who is into flight sims would not find this boring like you.
I expect it'll turn out, like all previous MS FS, that you don't actually want to be below the "ideal" spec, and it doesn't run exceptionally well until a couple years after release, when hardware has moved on a couple generations. We'll have to wait and see.
Originally Posted by Owari
That's just your opinion. Last I checked, you weren't the only gamer on Earth.
It's not based on my opinion, I've got FSX, and some old FS on the shelf, some DCS, IL-2, various others stretching back 20 years along with an X52 with throttle, probably more time/experience than most. It's based on the general popularity of pure flight sims. I've been in various clans and groups for plenty long enough and not too many want to play a pure flight sim.
It's a small niche that not many enjoy dragged into the public gaze by nothing more than looks alone. The majority that buy it will put it into "arcade" mode, missing more than 80% of what the simulation offers, fly about looking at the nice weather, be bored very quickly and go back to their "normal" AAA games. And that'll be hailed as a huge success, to me they'll of wasted their money