There's a Kickstarter running at the moment for Space Wars, although... It's not really "necessary". From what I can tell, the game is going to happen regardless... with an Early Access release in January of 2017. I think the Kickstarter is just to gauge interest and support single player opponents in the universe.
So what it is:
It's a MMORTS loosely "similar" to NA. Well, to be fair... the only thing similar is that it's massively multiplayer and there are multiple factions... and it's in space. Unlike NA, SW uses servers for contested regions and the goal is for a faction to take it over and "win" the server. Now, I don't think you can move assets from one server to the next. I believe each server you must start as a new beginning. Furthermore, it's tile based rather than free roam.
For what it's worth, you can check it out:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/89 ... ar-empires
Definitely not as "MMO" as NA, but it's something. Could be fun enough to play around with as NA ferments. It's $5 to get an early access key on the Kickstarter... it will be free on release.