Today at Comic Con it was announced that players of the upcoming MMO Star Wars the Old Republic will be able to partake in ship based combat. From the official forums, Sean Dahlberg of Bioware had this to say:
If you’ve been following the news coming out of the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ panel at Comic-Con International, you’ve heard the announcement that we will indeed have Space Combat as part of the TOR experience! But what does that mean? Space combat is an alternative gameplay experience to the primary game of storytelling, questing, and ground-based combat. In space combat, you fly your personal ship to various “hot spots” on your galaxy map. From there, you will blast your way through asteroid fields, enemy fighters, frigates, destroyers, and a variety of other obstacles that will evoke memories of some of the great Star Wars™ space battles.
The TOR goodness keeps getting better each week, Star Wars The Old Republic is due out in the Spring.