All about words it seems
When you install the Microsoft Sims they go in Microsoft Games folders on the system...so in that respect they can be called games, but this start to become hair splitting as call it whichever and you can support what ever justification you choose. On the other hand the versions up until now have be FS (Flight Simulator) something where Flight drops the Simulator part of the title and does not have a number following the earlier offerring.
MS Flight doesn't sit comfortably in either
Could it not just sit on it's own between the Current Flight Simulator Board and The Graphics Gallery???
That way it is still up where it will be noticed yet not being seen to be classed as the replacement for FS.X by being in the 'Current' Folder
It's a bit like the tomato debate as to weather it is a vegetable or a fruit...it is a fruit by growth but used as a vegetable, so what is it??...well it's a Tomato and everyone just accepts it without getting involved in trying to categorise it.
Same here, it is neither but can be either...but it is Microsoft Flight and can be whatever you want it to be, but doesn't have to be anything.
I think it really needs to be thought of as 'Something else", maybe from small acorns mighty oaks will grow, but that remains to be seen.