Miner Wars 2081 is currently slated for release on the second half of 2012

Keen Software has revealed that the official release date for Miner Wars 2081 is scheduled for second half of 2012. The company will announce a ‘more specific’ release date once they arrive at the final test phase. Rather than releasing quickly and all of a sudden, Keen Software would like to ensure the game has been polished and handles well. Instead of rushing to meet the deadlines, they want to move forward with a ‘will release when it is finished’ mentality.
Miner Wars is a 6DOF interior and exterior space shooter played in a fully destructible environment. Miner Wars 2081 features single player, co-op, and standard multi-player modes. Miner Wars MMO is a massively multiplayer online game situated in the same game universe.
As a player, you operate an advanced mining ship in an open-world asteroid belt area. You dig extensive tunnels, harvest ore, travel the solar system, fight enemies, and discover mysterious alien secrets. Gameplay is driven by an epic story and offers a choice of single/multi-player game, cooperative, or you against everyone.
The story will introduce you to many types of missions: rescue, exploration, revenge, base defense, theft, transportation, stealth, search and destroy, pure harvesting, racing, or just flying around and destroying everything you see.