Ubisoft have announced the development of Silent Hunter Online, a new free-to-play Submarine simulation game. The title, in development at Ubisoft Blue Byte (the team behind games like The Settlers and Anno), uses Adobe's Flash 11 technology to bring what Ubisoft describe as "stunning 3D graphics" to web browsers.
From the press release:
Silent Hunter Online sees the return of the large array of historically accurate submarines that made the franchise famous, and invites players to experience them online in new ways. At the heart of the game is "the Battle of the Atlantic", an innovative dynamic campaign in which individual successes impact all other players through asynchronous game-play. Also, for the first time in the Silent Hunter series, players will be able to play every mission of the campaign in co-op.
"This is the most innovative Silent Hunter experience ever created and we can't wait to let our fans dive into the game," said Christopher Schmitz, Head of Production at Ubisoft Blue Byte.
The announcement didn't include any information around availability, however if you're keen to check it out, you can register at silenthunteronline.com, where you can also apply to be part of an upcoming closed beta for the game.