Thanks to Telefrog over at Quarter to Three for pointing this out to me. Apparently a former designer at Bethesda named Brendan Anthony — who has worked on Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion and Fallout 3 for example — has created his own company called Elliptic Games. Their first announced game, entitled Rodina, will a procedurally-generated, open-world space-based RPG wherein you can run around inside and outside your ship and is inspired by “Freelancer, The Elder Scrolls series, Deus Ex and System Shock” according to the site.
This is akin to something along the lines of my dream space game. ;) Sadly there aren’t any screenshots at the moment, only a concept video on the site. I’ll totally keep you posted as I find out more.