2.0 is live as of last night!
Out and released to all million backers : )
This is 'the big one' for those of us who have been screwing around with all of the different half broken 'modules' the last year or two.
Now you can run around, shoot people, jump in big spaceships with your friends, man crew stations, EVA out of the ships anywhere, run some sample missions, etc etc all in one special 'sandbox' solar system they are using to demo new features as they come online. Yes it has a long way to go but this is frankly pretty amazing tech, with each ship having its own independent physics grid you can walk around in and interacting with other ships in the same game space, it's pretty rad.
Anyway you might see some things on the interwebs about this as it's a big release for the whole project. Also about to hit $100,000,000 in crowdfunding, which is a stupid amount of money. I expect my copy of the game to come on a silver platter carried by a throng of the finest trained Matari for that kind of money https://robertsspaceindustries.com/feature-list
Spent many hours with this tonight. It really was super, super fun. Flying around with people and getting into trouble, all sorts of craziness. But still buggy, crashed out like 5 times.
Took my ship to an abandoned space station; instead of parking on the landing pad, I tried to hide my ship on the outside ring of the station. While I was hovering around, unbeknownst to me someone on the station had seen my ship, and was EVAing up to my position. They got the back cargo hatch of my ship open just as I was exiting/glitched out of the front of the cockpit. So I'm floating in space and the ship is spinning, and I notice the guy trying to sneak in, and he notices me, and all of the sudden it's a floating in space pew pew laser / machine gun fight around a spinning spaceship orbiting a derelict space station. I managed to flee down to the landing pad and run away on foot (was outgunned), and then game crashed. booo ;0
I managed to sneak aboard an expensive bomber ship (pilot forgot to close the elevator below the ship), and managed to sneak up behind him in the pilot's chair as he was flying around. Unfortunately he didn't leave the 'weapons off' zone, because in another few km I would have blasted him and taken his expensive ship for a ride
Waking up on the space station orbiting the gas giant, I went to the main computer terminal and ordered my ship prepped for the landing pad, and a nice guy there was going to join me in the turret seat. We get out to the landing pad and a guy with a hijacked alien ship with a giant... blade wing, basically -scooped- up my entire ship and FLUNG it straight into orbit. We could only sit and stare as my ship went tumbling into the distance. Local chat: "sorry, couldn't resist"
I did manage to follow him later and while he was inside a space station I obliterated his undefended ship on a landing platform.
There's tons of bugs and things like that you wont be able to do in the later game, but right now it's all super fun.
I've had ships leeroy jenkins into my helpless ship on a repair platform, I've had my ship explode when activating the warp drive, all sorts of craziness. but it's an absolute blast having total space sandbox freedom to take your ship anywhere get out of it anywhere, and go from flying to pew pew whenever you want. It's super cool.