The use of this title is nothing like a game or home simulation. There are many more factors that drive a commercial simulation beyond looks and the functionality YOU find valuable. Prepar3d doesn't aim to impress you, it aims to impress the 10's of thousands of individuals tasked with creating weapons system current simulations where systems integration is a lot more important than anything else. They are marketing a diverse platform and engine that can be used for just about anything. Virtually every single military base on the planet has some sort of simulation setup, most of them have several. Being able to accurately simulate THEIR weapons system matters. I've flown USAF simulators that have graphics akin to FSFW95, and no one cared that newer home cessna 172 simulations abounded in the last decade.
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