I am a fan of VR. It is immersive and the sensation of scale cannot be understated. I never had Elite work well in VR because of all the keyboard commands; but wow! That is one big ship in the hangar.
Here is another idea. Station gunner. You already have a semi-persistent universe with AI combatants. It doesn’t seem a big stretch to make this a game mode since station battles seem to be central action event. Add in some first person station repair and hauler escort frigate gunner with traderoutes; I think you a B grade title. Maybe in about 36 months from now