Frontier has released concept art and a pledge video for its proposed sequel to 80s space adventure Elite.
David Braben and his team at the Cambridge studio have launched a Kickstarter campaign, which seeks a minimum of £1.25 million to create the title.
Braben says in the new video: "This is a game we at Frontier have wanted to make for a long time. Certainly it's a game that I've wanted to make myself for a long time.
"I thoroughly enjoyed making and playing the original Elite and the sequels. To recreate that magic is absolutely phenomenal and it looks like it's possible now. Thank you very much to those who have already pledged."
Frontier, which in more recent years has worked closely with Microsoft developing games such as Kinectimals, has laid out a Kickstarter pledge and rewards policy here.
"We're using Kickstarter both as a means of test-marketing the concept to verify there is still interest in such a game that extends beyond the individuals who regularly contact me about the game, and raising the funds to do so," Braben said.