Russia is definitely a major force in space sim development these days. Enosta Discovery Beyond is beind developed by Akella. It's a third person space combat sim merged with role playing elements. There is complex advancement both for the ships and your primary character. Three galaxies are rich in NPC characters that players meet while trading, researching and improving their status in the universe. The game has a solid foundation, but sometimes I wonder if a new epic linear-tree military space combat sim wouldn't be a bit refreshing these days. Everyone wants to get in on the free roaming nonlinear gameplay, but sometimes structure is equally compelling if the game has good replay value. Enosta should be released by the end of the year.
A young courageous space pilot is an eye-witness of last days of his Galaxy. Trying to save his world, he starts to research the upcoming cataclysm of cosmic waste that swallows up the universe part by part like a giant black hole. The hero goes to an extreme fantastic and very dangerous world flying between dead planets finding cemeteries of spaceships, anomalies, artifacts and fighting against human enemies who have chosen the Dark Way many milleniums ago.There is a video available at their site, but it's 150 megs and the server seems a bit taxed already. Might be a good idea to wait a bit before grabbing it.
He has to find legendary Enosta world, the one which is free of Darkness.