While at Comic-Con, the fan site Mos Eisley Radio tweeted a rumor that there will be space combat in Star Wars: The old republic. Space combat has been strongly suspected since theannouncement of player ships at E3, but there was nothing to confirm our suspicions. According to the folks at Mos Eisley Radio, James Ohlen said that each ship will be customizable, and, of course, that the player will be able to use this ship in space combat.
Not moments later, this rumor was completely confirmed by SW:TOR's community manager, Sean Dahlberg, on the official forum. He confesses in his announcement, "While we didn't quite make the numbers [of Facebook and Twitter followers], we definitely saw how excited the community is about this and how everyone came together. After all of that, there's no way we could hold back with our special reveal at Comic-Con!" So it seems the devs did not punish the fans for not reaching the social media goal after all. He reveals that further details will be available in the October edition of PC Gamer.
[Thank you, Mos Eisley Radio, for keeping your ears open!]