Can't believe nobody commented on this yet. I understand things are slow atm but there might be people who missed it so here it goes, just in case - demo from this year's Gamescom. Definitely worth a watch if you're doubting SC's progress in the last year.
I was very surprised when they showed off quantum drive - it looks great and seems it's completely seamless! During the whole demo there's really not a single loading screen. It's still obviously rough around the edges but this is the first real glimpse into how the PU will look and I have to say, it kinda got me hyped again.
I wasn't as thrilled by the combat part, I still think that dogfighting and general weapon feel / aim needs a lot of work but it definitely looked cool (that Connie explosion, right??). The whole transition from the station's interior to exterior is also great, really gives you a sense of scale. They also showed off ship system management, returning power to the ship and activating ship systems like life support and gravity through multiple control panels. The Retaliator's quantum drive actually got damaged in their live presentation during combat and couldn't travel back to the station at the end, which was unexpected and totally awesome. One player actually tried to fix it through the engineering console but it was too damaged, once we get proper repair systems in place it will be great.
In any case... the presentation was once again amateurish with a bunch of sound issues, waiting, awkward pauses and bad planning. They had a pretty bad start but at least the demo worked pretty much flawlessly this time, and that's what we wanted to see in the end.