Why a 5 grand PC?.
I can run this on my PC and it doesn't cost 5k.
You can't run it looking that pretty and polished. The game doesn't exist that polished outside of their studio. It has to be on a super optimised rig and polished in post or, and I very much doubt it, an actual updated build of the game they plan on releasing.
I ran it on mine with practical max settings and I was getting over 60fps. The only times I wasn't getting 60 was in certain areas, and that was due to cluttered crap and memory leaks within those confined areas.
I wasn't getting a far worse experience that X1 owners have.
That doesn't mean the devs won't try their hand at optimizing it though. It's either optimize or die at this point, and considering their court case with Epic, I don't think leaving it to die would be a good idea.
Either way, I don't need a 5k PC to run the game, let alone 1-2k.