The current video game marketplace has not been kind to space combat fans. While gamers once had store shelves that were full of titles like Wing Commander, X-Wing, Elite, TIE Fighter, Privateer and Freespace. Now the space action genre has all but dried up, with gamers having to resort to the older titles to get their space jollies. The video game market, however, is incredibly cyclical and games that were once faring poorly in the market tend to make rousing returns.
Roleplaying, adventure, first person shooters, and RTSes have all been up and down this roller coaster, and if the developers at NetDevil have anything to do with it, the space combat genre will hit another peak in June 2009 thanks to Jumpgate Evolution.