Well, we know that Travis and Double Damage are working on a Privateer type game (still TBA at some point). I think Travis just saw a perfect April Fool’s Day trolling chance and took it.
It’s clear based on the graphics and characters in the video (particularly the bartender at 1:04) that this is actual footage of Travis’ new game. Which is really exciting. I think the “Wing Commander Privateer”, “April 2017” and “Gemini Systems” are the trolling parts. That is unless Travis suddenly decided to leave Double Damage to start yet another company and roll out a new, completely unannounced and unmarketed game in less than a month. All of which I sincerely doubt.
I think the cool part here is that Travis is giving us a pretty good look at his new game, so I expect Brian will be excited by this. I know I am. It looks like fun.
EDIT: (Below is Travis’ portrait on his twitter site. It’s the same guy in the vid at 1:04)
EDIT2: And yeah, the fine print on the screen at 1:17, lol.