I havent been following along with other emulation/restoration efforts so I dont know anything about what makes this different, but this went live (sort of, more below) this weekend. https://restoration-gaming.com/
The 'sort of' is that the team is not really able to handle the traffic it's getting. Its web site, registration, and login have all been crushed by the weight of interested people. I'm still waiting for the registration to work personally, so even though I have the client downloaded, I can't do anything yet.
As far as the content goes, looks like they wanted to take the best of what SWG offered from a content perspective, with Kashyyk and Jump to Lightspeed unlocked at launch and some later content to be added as server progression unlocks. They want all of the best gear to be crafted, which is good news for crafters (I was a droid engineer, back when the best droid you could make was basically the little mouse guy that runs from Chewie.)
They made a custom Jedi unlock system that they're leaving a mystery for now, and they're only allowing 2 characters per account (+1 if you unlock a Jedi)