Chris Roberts, the creator of the legendary Wing Commander series of sci-fi games, announced today that he is working on a new title: Cloud Imperium.
Promising to "create a new world for you," Robert's site is a bit of a teaser. The front-door contains mainly a countdown clock promising a reveal date of October 10th at 10am EST. Enter the secret code of "42" and you're taken to an open letter from Roberts, as well as issued a "golden ticket" upon signup. The ticket entitles you to a "private showing" of the game, as well as an "opportunity to participate in its development over the next 24 months."
Judging from the context clues around the site, Cloud Imperium will be a hardcore space sim set in a future in which the technology that allows interstellar travel has just been discovered. If I had to guess, it seems that a MMO (or some kind of connected experience, anyway) is coming. I'm sold already.
We'll let you in on more about this game when more information is available, but if you're a fan of older games, or just awesome stuff in general, you really should visit the Roberts Space Industries website and sign up for your own entrance in to what is sure to be an interesting game.