I was talking about display size (physical) and PPI, so nothing is wrong there...
Sure you can virtually display more content on higher resolution, but in practice that doesn't work out well. Even Windows itself starts using upscaling by default if you connect a display that has too many pixels for its' size. Same applies to FOV, you can set it to like 180° or whatever, but stuff will be miniature.
Having pixels that display things so small that you can't actually see them isn't something I aim to have.
Also I said that if you keep the original PPI (the PPI of a 24" 1080p display (91.79), which by the way is still conisdered the default in most applications), but move up in physical display size, then your FOV will still increase.
If you take the now popular 1440p resolution:
- on a 16:9 32" display it will be 2560x1440, with a PPI of 91.79 and a physical display area of 2822.93 cm^2
- on a 21:9 34" display, it will be 3440x1440, with a PPI of 109.68 and a physical display area of 2656.48 cm^2
I still think that it's very misleading when people upgrade from a classic 24" to a 34" ultrawide and think 21:9 is that much superior. I think the main improvement there is the size upgrade itself.
I think less is more in this case, as switching to 16:9 / 32" / 1440p lets you keep the exact same PPI, but still have a much bigger screen area. You still get a higher FOV than what you had befure, and at the same time you don't have to face any scaling issues. Things won't become smaller because the too high PPI, and thing won't become distorted because of no 21:9 support... so even though you get a lower amount of pixels, you can utilize them a lot better. As if that wouldn't be enough, your graphics card also has an easier job with this resolution.
I still don't regret sticking with 16:9, and I'm still not convinced 21:9 is clearly superior (for my use-cases it is actually inferior). As I said I think these two will co-exist for a long time, with no clear winner. Therefore stating that 21:9 is the future and Dreadnought (and all other games) should prioritize it is... questionable at best.
I can understand why some people like and prefer 21:9, but completely disagree about its superiority.