Personally, I wanna see someone breathe new life into the modern sim genre by NOT being realistic, but taking what is cool about modern sims, and modifying it into some sorta sci-fi alternate reality world. You know, kinda like Macross Zero's take on modern jets
I've been thinking the same thing for a while. It's strange that it's never been done even within the WWII genre, considering developers of WWII sims have no trouble tossing in aircraft that never made it off (or even onto) the drawing board.
If they just can't avoid making WWII titles, at least they could freshen it up some by doing something like unifying the Allies and Axis in a parallel 1943 to combat an alien invasion or something. You know a cooperating Mitsubishi/Boeing/Messerschmitt/Gloster design team working with captured reptiloid tech would come up with something pretty fucking slick.
Your breakdown of the popularity of the two primary flightsim genres is mostly right on, but conspicuously absent from the equation is the half century following WWII. There's been something like one Korea sim, and that's pretty much it. Where's my fucking Skyraider already?
What if I made a time machine, went back to 1928 and killed off Hitler...then took a slow boat to Japan and knocked out the military government...would that fix everything?
Probably not. There's no way to really predict what the Japs are going to do. You could go ahead and do Hitler, because why not, but Rockefeller, Bush and all the rest of their investor-banker pals will just find another insecure, genocidal Austrian asshole to throw cash at until the desired result is achieved. So you'd actually have to nuke Wall Street to stop it. But that would mean you'd have to travel to 1945 first to get the bomb, and then head to the 1930's to obliterate New York and probably D.C. as well (just to be sure), and who really wants to go to all that trouble?This comment was edited on Apr 20, 03:56.