I am PSYCHED for this. The creator of the Wing Commander, Privateer, and Freelancer series is creating a modern PC space sim game that includes an "MMO style" Persistent Universe...and immersion is a big deal...meaning it's designed around first person!
You guys should definitely check it out. This guy is a legend to many in the gaming community. If you join up, make sure you let me know so we can all fly together. I have a few ships lined up, and a few are multi-crew so we can walk about the ship while traveling, or someone can take gun control while I pilot.
If you sign up, I'd appreciate setting me up as a referral dude (email for that is firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd love to see some fellow swampies in space.