I don’t think that rings true for FSX/P3D either. For over a decade now there’s been a freeware scenery called NL-2000. It started of with the visuals of FS2000, with blocky trees and a lot of repeating textures, but a few years ago they released a version that is using satellite and aircraft imagery, overlay’d with forests, tree lines, roads and landmark buildings.
So they’ve got a lot of fierce competition.
Later on in the thread ORBX CEO confirms that they are converting airport to XP, although no general scenery files like they do for FSX/P3D.