Silent Hunter Online
now in open beta, a soft launch for the MMO installment in Ubisoft's submarine
simulation series. This
shows off the game, and here's word on
Düsseldorf, September 16th 2013 – Today Ubisoft and Blue Byte
have announced the Open Beta launch for Silent Hunter Online. With the start of
the Open Beta players around the world can slip into the role of submarine
commanders during WWII and fully immerse themselves into the Battle of the
Silent Hunter Online is a browser based Free-to-Play submarine simulation game
developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte in co-operation with Sproing. Players take
position on board their submarines, hunt down enemy convoys, manage their
personal flotillas and partake in server-wide dynamic campaigns. With a strong
focus on multiplayer experience, every mission in the game can be played
Silent Hunter Online is based on a powerful graphics engine. Ocean waves and the
vastness of the sea are being displayed in stunning 3D – without the need to
install a game client. All in-game ship models are rendered in full detail and
thus provide an unforeseen level of visual realism. Dynamic weather effects,
authentically simulated waves and changing daytimes ensure gameplay variety
during missions and create an immersive atmosphere. Impressive environmental
effects like dense walls of fog, strong swell, stormy rain showers or idyllic
sunsets on the open sea further enhance the gameplay experience. Thanks to an
advanced particle system, battles at sea feature spectacular explosions, fire
and smoke effects.
For the first time in the Silent Hunter series, players will be able to play
every mission in real-time and in co-op, by teaming up online to form a Wolfpack
and operating as a single unit towards joint goals and server-wide missions.
- Authentic boat types: The Silent Hunter
series has always been a benchmark for historical authenticity in gaming.
True to this tradition, Silent Hunter Online includes a great number of
historical boat types the player can either command – or destroy.
- Dynamic Campaign: All players participate
in a global, server-wide campaign and work together to turn the tides of war
in their favor.
- Multiplayer experience: Submarines are
hunter and prey at the same time. To stand a better chance against enemy
fleets, players can team up online and form wolfpacks.
- Stunning battles: Silent Hunter Online
takes full advantage of the latest Flash 11 technology to display real-time
3D combat in your browser.