Maybe the Pilot could be a war vet who is trying to rebuild a relationship with his estranged son through a series of flight missions set over stunning scenery?
The camera could be set just over the rear edge of the right wing of the aircraft.
I take it you haven't seen the Developers Discovery series. There you'll see the technological feat Asobo have achieved to replicate the whole earth on 1:1 scale, how they have developed a weather system that is realistic, how AI traffic is based on real world traffic, how every single player plays in one world, the list goes on.
Yeah, it's not that I want to understimate their efforts.
It sure looks gorgeus and have absolutely insane ammouts of work, but I just fail to see where the 'next-gen' power is used. But well, dont mind me : )
I guess the first IGN video doesnt make it justice. DF's video is a lot more convincing.