German developers Ascaron Entertainment GmbH have announced that they are producing a new space sim, Darkstar One. There aren't many details at this point, but GBase has managed to grab a first look at the game. The developers hope the game will follow in the footsteps of Wing Commander, Freelancer and the X series. There will be a vast universe with many economics opportunities. Kayon Jarvis, the main character, is trying to find out who murdered his father and ultimately becomes the galaxy's last hope in an interstellar struggle. Although there will be other ships to buy, the Darkstar One craft is designed to be heavily upgraded with over two hundred different components. A possible early 2006 release in Europe is being considered. Until then, here are some screenshots which were taken from 3D Gamers.