Sony Online Entertainment has set a new Guinness World Record in its free-to-play fire-person shooter PlanetSide 2 for “most players online in a single FPS battle.”
The record was officially set on January 24, 2015, and saw SOE partner with popular player-driven community PlanetSideBattles for an in-game battle on Hossin between all three PlanetSide 2 Empires (Terran Republic, Vanu Sovereignty and New Conglomerate). A total of 1,158 players were simultaneously in one instance via the game?s Jaeger competitive server, beating the previous record holder, Man vs. Machine, who had 999 players in a single battle back in 2012.
?PlanetSide held the original record for this achievement and we?re thrilled to have officially taken it back with PlanetSide 2,? said David Carey, Producer, PlanetSide 2. ?It?s truly the players that define the game and we?d like to extend a BIG congratulations to our players for reaching such an accomplishment nearly every night, as well as thank them for making PlanetSide 2 exactly the type of experience it was meant to be.?
?This amazing achievement shows not only how truly massive the PlanetSide 2 universe is, but also how inclusive its online community is,? added Annie Nguyen, Video Games Records Manager at Guinness World Records. ?This title truly embodies the international, record-breaking spirit of Guinness World Records.?
You can check out a few screenshots from the battle below.