According to the Twitter account for I-Novae (Keith Newton), the developer of Infinity Universe is attending E3 2011.
Infinity Universe is an in development massively multiplayer title which features seamless space-to-planet transitions, incredible next generation graphics (for a space title), extremely realistic feature scaling and dynamic generation of star systems and planets. It is the epitome of an open world (or space) sandbox. There are no constraints. You make your own decisions the way that you want to make them.
Trust me when I say that you have never seen such realistic scaling, space flight, colors, shading and… well watch the video because you won’t believe me until you see it yourself.
The game mechanics do not emphasize any particular game play style – combat, trade, exploration, social relationships, you are free to choose your own path and goals. Players can choose from a number of interesting character backgrounds that serve as your characters personal history, circumstances, and setting in the Infinity universe to help ground new players in their new boundless horizon of stars. The only limit is your own imagination!
Combat in Infinity functions in real-time, utilizing Newtonian physics to control the fluid realistic movements of player ships and objects. Where the outcome of combat is determined by your own intelligence and reflexes. Not the level and class of another player!
And no those stars in the background are not on a background. I believe those are actual objects, as they are selectable. I know you’re thinking, “this is similar to Eve Online”. I suggest you keep watching.
By utilizing the advanced procedural techniques of the I-Novae Engine, Infinity has unshackled itself from the limitations of its forbearers, allowing for the dynamic generation of countless star systems and planets, each unique and awaiting to be discovered by a player. Drawing upon plausible astronomic scales and distances of stellar objects, the precise orbital path of every celestial body is modeled, as each planet and star moves continuously within the galaxy.
Visit the website at Infinity Universe.