There are several gameplay modes available: Classic, Cube, Ricochet, Whirl, Bungee, Tilt-O-Vision, Motion Blur, Breathing, Warped, Distortion, Starfield, Hyperspace, V-Hold, Multi-Screen, Disco and Cloud Cover.
Modern sci-fi just throws out the speed of light as a limiting factor, plugs in a term like 'hyperspace' or 'warpspeed', and the need for Generation Ships is overtaken by events.
The first time the stars radially streaked in the viewport to indicate that the Millenium Falcon had successfully entered hyperspace, audiences gasped and then cheered.
As the Rebel Alliance's ships burst out of hyperspace, they are attacked by Imperial fighters.
Shoot from all directions and even go into hyperspace to get away from sticky situations.