Wolf and Ben Moore were among the first to let us know that the Freelancer demo went public ahead of schedule. You can get in the queue for it here. The demo lets you fly around the introductory New York System with a dozen bases and half a dozen ships implemented. I've gotten to go through it a little ways and it's a really neat game overall. A lot of what they've done with Freelancer is quite distinctive and unique, but for example, when I'm in the bar my ear tries to pick up a familiar jazz tune in the background. There are more than a few familiar touches and it's slightly unsettling here and there in that regard. It's not too hard to get into, but I do wish I had a joystick to use (even the keyboard). That issue has already been discussed a ton, so I recommend you give it a try yourself. There's also a Crius.net thread for demo impressions here.