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.
By Emily Gera on Sep 06, 2012 09.06.12
All missions in the upcoming free-to-play naval warfare title, Silent Hunter Online, will be playable with up to four players, as users take part in real-time missions to work toward the completion of server-wide missions, Ubisoft announced today. The browser-based title will feature a minimum of eight campaigns, a tutorial, and a mission generator that offers an "endless" number of missions at the game's launch. Different gameplay modes and objectives include convoy attacks, special target hunts, as well as reconnaissance missions. Players can expect to see numerous historical boat types that the player can either command or destroy, including up to 10 playable German U-boats, more than 20 authentic enemy ship types, and five different torpedo ships. Silent Hunter Online will run...
By Samit Sarkar on Aug 20, 2012 08.20.12
Silent Hunter Online, a browser-based free-to-play naval warfare strategy game coming from Ubisoft, is accepting sign-ups for a closed beta period. Ubisoft announced the game with a teaser trailer, seen below, at Gamescom 2012. Silent Hunter Online is a massively multiplayer game, in a way: all players contribute to the progress of world events and can team up with allies in "Wolfpacks" to launch joint attacks, torpedoes be damned. Silent Hunter Online is in development at Blue Byte Software. The studio is also working on Anno Online, another free-to-play browser-based title, for Ubisoft. Interested parties can head to the game's official website to apply for entry into the upcoming beta. Until it launches, check out the teaser trailer and screenshots below.