I still think Flight is more of a game than a simulator.
You also though that there was no way in hell Iris would sell the A-10 for $5.00.
MS has already stated more than once I believe that "Flight" is just building on what we already have and will retain the basic functionality of being a flight simulation. Granted it may include some game play features if your so inclined to use them, but it no one is twisting your arm to use missionions.
I remember the same was said about FSX when Phil Taylor said that they were including missions. A bunch of people at that moment did the samething and said more or less that it was going to be game and not a sim and look how that turned out.
Notice how Microsoft conveniently eliminated the word Simulator, .......
You can believe what you want, but I wound't read to much into the dropping of the word "Simulator" from the title. Personally I could care less what they call it as long as we get the platform we expect like we did in FS9 and FSX. For all I care they can call it Snoopy's Dog House Flight Sim :-)
Here's a quote from the Flight site in case you haven't already read it.
Q:How does “Microsoft Flight” differ from “Flight Simulator?” Why the new name? What’s changed?
A:With “Microsoft Flight” we’re approaching the virtual flight genre from the ground up, with the focus on the universal appeal of the experience of Flight. We believe the simplicity of “Microsoft Flight” perfectly captures that vision while welcoming the millions of existing Flight Simulator fans. The new “Microsoft Flight” retains the full fidelity simulation longtime fans have come to expect while offering all players a whole new look and feel, a wide range of new game play and challenges, persistent experiences and social connectivity.
You never know, you could be right that it will be a game,
But if you want to place a bet on it, I WILL definately take the other side of your bet and say that it will be a sim first, with game/mission elements added for those that want to use it.