Stevens visited Ubisoft/Blue Byte's studio in Dusseldorf, Germany at the end of June to see Silent Hunter Online. After a quick tour of the studio and introductions to many of the developers, managers, support team, and staff, he was given a detailed briefing of the game and the vision they have for bringing a new Silent Hunter experience to hardcore subsim players and introducing the genre to new and casual gamers alike. As you know from Ubisoft's press, Silent Hunter Online is a browser-based U-boat game, free to play (F2P), where a player can sign up an account and play from any PC. There are some strategic layers to the game that set it apart from any of the previous Silent Hunters. You have some exciting new BdU functions such as outfitting and directing more than one U-boat.