|Could this be the Totalwar in space game many have been waiting for?|
not quite. the game is more of a wide-spectrum RTS. hopefully tactics will have a large bearing on combat, but its unlikely to be at the level of total war.
by "wide spectrum" I mean you command every movement (if you want) of a massive empire, at best you will only be able to focus on one or 2 battles at a time, when numerous smaller ones can be raging on (which will be commanded by AI)
and its completely real time, there isnt a large map/sots turn based setup at all.