According to Braben: "You will be able to trade, pirate, bounty-hunt, explore, and salvage your way to wealth and fame, building on those key elements of the previous games, and with sumptuous graphics only now possible with the performance of today’s machines."
Another feature will be co-op online multiplayer, which will feature a mix of peer-to-peer and server connections to combat lag.
Braben is trying to raise a whopping £1,250,000 and has raised £18,000 with 59 days to go. He expects to release the game if funded in March 2014.
Gamers interested in investing can visit the Kickstarter page.