Cyberion let us know about another promising space sim coming soon from Russia's 1c Company. Parkan 2 takes elements from a traditional Privateer style game (don't they all these days?) and combines it with an interesting first person engine. The game has a large universe with open ended gameplay where you control space ships, ground vehicles or your own character. Both the ground and space are fairly vibrant and colorful. The Russian version has gone gold and the game should be available in English later this quarter. There is quite a bit of backstory and database information at the Parkan official site here.
Parkan II is a 3D space simulator combined with first-person action. In the game players will get an opportunity to explore a vast universe, visit different planets, their satellites, huge space stations and immense space destroyers. Players can do this in the cockpit of a spaceship, inside a tank or just with a laser rifle in hand. Gamers will have to fight against multiple enemies in outer space, on planets' surface, inside military bases or even in the debris of some ancient civilizations.