Check out the official website including crowd-funding here:
One of the most interesting piece of information regarding Freelancer:
A central server system for the persistent universe will be required to assure security, prevent cheating and other bad behavior. We also plan to provide a version that allows private servers similar to Freelancer to be maintained and run by the pilot communities. These would support single and multiplayer space combat battles where teams could hone their skills without having to use the public servers.
What do you guys think? Is this worth to be called a potential Freelancer 2?