Lets assume I start a new PC/Mac desktop (not netbook) game today that will take something like one year to be released publicly and that is a lot about graphic details (not realistics, just graphically "rich").
The higher screen resolution the better but I build the game in a way that adapt to the screen (3D, screen space relative ui, etc). However I still need to have a minimal resolution to be sure my UI and texts are still clear in low resolutions.
For the moment I'm assuming that 1024x768 is the really lower resolution any such game could ask for. But as time is going on fast I'm thinking maybe I'm wrong and a game with visual details should target higher resolutions as minimum resolution, if started today?
Assuming Steam users would be the target audience, I looked at the Steam Hardware Survey to get an idea but it don't talk about the resolutions of games being played, only about desktop resolution. I'm assuming that most players will play most games with lower resolution than their desktop resolution...?