Some of the features that will be included in the game are the following:
- Unparalleled 3D real-time strategic gaming action with full freedom of movement in space
- Two fully developed races with their own single-player campaign and unique strategies
- One-of-a-kind dynamic universe depicting multiple solar systems alive with planets, moons, asteroid belts, complex orbits, persistent debris and extraordinary spatial environments
- Epic fleet combat with a wide variety of vessels and specialized units including tactical ships, shock troops, various fighter types, multiple capital ship classes and support vessels
- Downloadable campaign editor and tools, complete with the ability to script your own scenarios, event triggers, campaigns and cut-scenes
- Explosive battles with up to eight players in cooperative and head-to-head multiplayer mode.
The beta test will officially begin on April 8th, 2002.