A wild, futuristic frontier, waiting to be tamed by an eager community. That's The Repopulation in a nutshell.
To be more specific, what The Repopulation wants to do is combine the social and skill-building aspects of the original Star Wars Galaxies with Ultima Online's version of the harsh, unforgiving, player-controlled sandbox -- but without forcing anything on the player. Peaceful crafting? You can do that. Dungeon raids? Sure. Exploring the planet, maybe plopping down a colony or two in the process? You bet.
As you can see, this MMORPG will be putting a lot of emphasis on player choice -- something you can also tell by looking at the almost-humorously long planned features list. I can't help but wonder if the developers are in over their head, even with the alpha footage looking as good as it does.
In any case, you can learn more over at the page for The Repopulation's Kickstarter campaign. This campaign follows another (successful) campaign from last year, and judging by the current numbers, it looks like they might just make it again.
The Repopulation [Steam Greenlight]
The Repopulation [Kickstarter]