Have seen a Nookrium video on this.
Seems like a decent attempt to recreate and elaborate a bit on X series, and I personally like the political stuff that wasn't in the original.
Claiming sectors is sth that Egosoft always considered but never actually did.
Would play/help a little if it was a FOSS game but paid-for and closed - no.
Esp. when FOSS stuff like Endless Sky is around which has a similar or higher level in a sense and in which you actually can participate/modify and whatnot.