Since 2003, one of the most popular MMO games has been EVE Online. Its appeal is easy to see. The game provides players with a huge galaxy of planets, moons, space stations and other locations to explore in a far-future setting with plenty of opportunity for combat, commerce and the pursuit of new upgrades to their ships. In the space flight simulator genre, another important game came out in the same year, though it has been relegated to increasing obscurity thanks to frequent delays and business woes that kept it from being as revolutionary as it should have been. That game is Digital Anvil's Freelancer.