Mustang60348 Microsoft said, that you have to use the azure cloud for streaming the scenery, otherwise you have to own a PC with 2 petabytes of memory.
That's doesn't mean they are going to charge you a month fee to play the game. e.g. When you download patches for AFS2, IPACS doesn't charge you a month fee.
Your response seems to say that you will need an azure account, that simply is not true, THEY are using azure to stream the data.