Silent Hunter Online, a new free-to-play browser-based multiplayer game, is currently in development at Blue Bye in collaboration with Sproing, Ubisoft has announced.

The game takes full advantage of Adobe Flash Player 11 technology to bring 3D graphics to browsers, and see the return of the large array of historically accurate submarines that made the franchise famous.

At the heart of the game is "the Battle of the Atlantic," a dynamic campaign in which individual successes impact all other players through asynchronous gameplay.

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.

Players can get early access to the game by visiting and applying to be part of the closed beta.