Its far too colourful for that imo reminds me more of bioshock than system shock 2.
The game play, as described, is System Shock though.
They didn't actually make "planet swooping" any faster, just added an option to skip it. I thought it'd be Escape, but apparently you have to use Tab to skip those animations.
If any season pass is in the same vein as Rainbow Six it mainly takes the form of early access to new content, rather than exclusive paid access - i.e. getting to use a new warrior a week earlier, but it is still available free to everyone after that 7-day period.
I'd call it more of System Shock spiritual successor. Then again, I'm one of those old timers who played System Shock 2, so meh :P
Villainy that looks after it's own newbies and got their shit together..... and he WAS in Goonswarm.