This is pretty cool.. I really like the seamless planetary engine (dropping from space into the atmosphere and navigating the planet's surface).
I love the idea of being able to take a shuttle down to the surface instead of the using the molecule scrambler... but I just don't see this happening with Cryptic's engine. Even if there were a load screen between space and the planet's atmo, I just don't see the engine being able to handle more planetary surface than the 500sq meters they dole out to us on exploration missions.
I had expected that a "genesis" engine [especially when tied to the Star Trek reference of 'genesis'] could actually produce an entire planetary surface.
I'm quickly learning to scale back my expectations with all things related to Cryptic.