Someone should let Electronic Arts know that they haven't outlawed Space Sims -- and here's the proof: GameSpy has posted a preview X2: The Threat ("Say, Bob... what if our game featured some kind of... threat?" "Genius!"). Here's the quote that matters:
Overall, though, X2 could turn out to be one of the truly great space sims, ready to take its place among the Wing Commanders, Freelancers, and Independence Wars of the genre. The visuals alone may well carry this game to greatness. If the gameplay turns out to be a strong as seems to be headed, X2 may even be the long-awaited successor to the Elite throne.Elite throne?