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UbiSoft announces Silent Hunter Online
Posted: 26.04.2012 17:45 by Comments: 9
UbiSoft has announced an online version of their long-running submarine sim, Silent Hunter Online, which is being developed by Blue Byte. The game will be a free-to-play, browser-based multiplayer game, featuring what the publisher promises will be "stunning 3D graphics".

 
The game promises both a "large array of historically accurate submarines" and a dynamic campaign called "The Battle for the Atlantic", in which individual successes will affect the entire landscape and other players' experiences. The game will also feature co-op missions as well.

Gamers can register to engage in the closed beta at the official site here.

The Silent Hunter series debuted in 1996, with almost 2M copies in the series sold worldwide since the franchise's origin.

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Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 26, 2012
herodotus
While drawn to this as a long time submariner sim gamer, "SH5" has left a very bitter aftertaste. For me it is the SP experience that is still the biggest draw card of the series, as the whole point of being a submarine commander, especially a U-Boat Kapitan-Leutnant was to be a lone wolf. The only time I'd wish to play MP was when wanting to be a apart of pack, and then it only worked sometimes.
Ubosioft seem to have really lost the plot on the "SH" series.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Apr 26, 2012
JonahFalcon
Well, this is free-to-play, so you can check it out with no barrier to entry.
By lichlord (SI Core) on Apr 26, 2012
lichlord
*Sigh* at least Jonah Falcon is right its free still tho another mmo? seriously?
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Apr 26, 2012
JonahFalcon
Well, this is one way to get the long-awaited co-op missions.

It's not that much of an MMO. It's more like "run individual missions, and it affects the mission layout for everyone else."
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 26, 2012
herodotus
The trouble is, U-Boats did not fight Co-op campaigns so this is all rather ludicrous. If only they'd spent the time and money fixing "SH5", now far beyond repair.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Apr 26, 2012
JonahFalcon
Maybe not in history, but in THIS World War II, they apparently did.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 26, 2012
herodotus
Hehe...yeah Ubisoft's take on reality. I bet all the Devs sleep in Animus Chambers.
The thing with the "SH" series is that it attracts hardcore sub simmers, who by their nature (yup me included) require, not enjoy but require historical authenticity in the series. This just may be the absolute death note for the franchise.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 27, 2012
SirRoderick
I have to agree with Hero on the lone wolf thing there.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 29, 2012
nocutius
I'm not to sure about this either, I'm not a hardcore fan so this might actually be good for casual fans of the series like myself.
But I hope you don't have to rely on other for success, a few missions might be ok but generally I want things in games to depend on my actions alone as much as possible.