So, I'm trying to remember the name of a game I played about 10 years ago. Here is what I remember:
It was a space sim.
It was open world...sorta....I think. I didn't get very far past the basic intro/tutorial, but it seemed that you could go anywhere once it opened up.
It was NOT freelancer.
The story opened with you as a kid, your father is killed. This AI/floating hologram head tells you that you need to look for your grandmother, who is a famous space pirate. You go to her abandoned base for flight training.
It was on PC. Can't speak for other platforms, but I'm sure it was a PC exclusive.
And that is about it. Any clues?