The Gamescom presentation for this was pretty astonishing looking.https://gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-3YBuFI3iI
If it turns out to be a flop, as many are predicting, I'm going to be heartbroken. I can absolutely understand the pessimism, although I haven't read too far into it. My own experience with the alpha (probably about six months ago) was underwhelming, but that was largely down to it being an incomplete arena shooter and my not having any investment in my ship or mission, which is a fairly substantial part of the game's draw. I can see the potential, but the underlying feeling of none of this ever working as a cohesive whole is inescapable.