Just hope they will resurrect "Flight Simulator" - not "Flight" (you forgot it, eh?)
The latter was an attempt to make money from the freemium model - but coming with a small simulated world, and attempting to be more a game than a simulator had a short life (and deserved it).
If they can bring back Flight Simulator and add new useful feature - for example I would like an AI ATC you could really speak to - I would buy it. Of course VR could be quite interesting... but a flight simulator does require a lot of instrument settings, and you need to access them somehow.
As for controllers - Flight Simulator became complex enough you needed ad-hoc controllers - generic joysticks weren't really useful but for limited realism and made the game boring very soon.
Update: it's Azure connected, probably a subscription :-(