Age of Empires 4 is coming out this year and I am going to be on that like a fat kid on cake.
Devs are still sending out updates for SpaceE, but it's difficult to appease the fatal flaw of a game in space: there's a lot of room for not too many activities.
Although I did once spend exactly four hours journeying from an Earth start to building a giant-ass rocket (with lots of trial and error) with 3 of my friends to get into space, past the moon and back onto the next closest planet. On the way our trajectory put us near some "raiding station" but we didn't bother it. Later I found out there's really nothing on a raiding station worth noting lol. Tl;dr: Kerbal Space Program probably has cooler shit in the long run, but I haven't played it yet.