On June 18th, you can jump into the Darkstar One and traverse the stars, where you'll have the opportunity to trade with allies, manoeuvre your way around enemies, and most importantly shape your character's future depending on your actions.
You can pre-order a copy of the game at Zavvi for £24.95, which'll make you a saving of almost £3 on the next best deal of £27.85 at ShopTo.
I've got my fingers crossed in the hope that this'll play like Freelancer with a significant facelift on its graphics and a bit more control over spaceflight using the Xbox's thumbsticks, which was something I was impressed with when piloting starships in Star Trek: Legacy.
The game revolves around your character, Kayron Jarvis, and the main story line sees you going in search of his missing father, however like most free roaming games its far more likely that you'll spend the majority of your time cruising around the universe whilst interacting with its numerous inhabitants. When it comes to places to visit and people to talk to you're spoilt for choice with a grand total of 330 solar systems, which contain 6 unique races.
There are a number of professions that you can undertake whilst playing the game, ranging from trading in legitimate goods, smuggling black market merchandise around the galaxy, or plundering other ships and getting up to general mischief as a space pirate. The ease at which you'll be able to carry out tasks will depend on the parts that you've purchased to upgrade your ship, including weapons, engines, and shields.
If you're into your space simulators then its definitely worth checking out Darkstar One: Broken Alliance, as it looks like a title with some real potential.
Thanks to jonny619447 @ HUKD