By Megan Farokhmanesh on Sep 16, 2013 09.16.13
Silent Hunter Online, Ubisoft Blue Byte's browser-based, free-to-play naval warfare strategy game, is now available through an open beta, the developer announced. In Silent Hunter Online, players command a submarine during World War II. In addition to engaging enemies in combat and managing flotillas, players will also team up with friends for multiplayer missions. According to Blue Byte, Silent Hunter Online has a "strong focus on multiplayer," and allows players to experience any mission cooperatively — a first for the series. Beta sign-ups are available through the game's website. Players could previously sign up for the closed beta in August.
By Tracey Lien on Dec 21, 2012 12.21.12
Ubisoft has released a video interview with Silent Hunter Online's historical advisor, Martin Siedlaczek, in which he discusses the ways in which the game achieves historical accuracy and authenticity. Siedlaczek, who is something of a war historian and an avid collector of military material, helped the development team of Silent Hunter Online ensure that their depictions of everything from the ships to the ship interiors to the weapons were historically accurate. He also consulted on the developers' designs, technical stats, and worked with the team so that the gameplay reflected what soldiers would have done in battles at sea. He offered advice on how targets were engaged, what procedures the crew would have had to follow to fire a torpedo and verified facts, figures and additional...
By Tracey Lien on Nov 28, 2012 11.28.12
Neal Stevens, the founder of SubSim.com — a website that was started for naval historians and is one of the biggest resources for submarine games — tested Ubisoft's Silent Hunter Online and shared his thoughts on the free-to-play warship simulation game. In the video, Stevens talks about his experience with the game's multiplayer mode, the features he liked the most and how its compares to his predecessors. Silent Hunter Online is currently in beta.