It seems someone is finally try to make the jump to a full on, no publisher, grade A title. And that someone is Chris Roberts of Wing Commander fame. Now, I love the hell out of me some space dog fighting. But this effort also gives me great hope that we can finally see a real, premium game that isn't subject to the stranglehold of the traditional publishers.
Yes I am aware of indy developers and many excellent games. Those games are now, however, what I would call 'AAA' titles. A publisherless studio isn't generally going to make Call of Duty or Mass Effect, etc etc.
Rather than go through kickstarter they're keeping it all in house it seems. Looks like they've already gotten a big response from the slow state of the website. So go forth and donate if you want to see the classic space flight sims of yore return!