Monday, 26 January 2015

PlanetSide 2 sets a new world record for 'Most Players Online in a Single FPS Battle'

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has set a new Guinness World Record title for 'Most Players Online in a Single FPS Battle' in PlanetSide 2, the free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS). As the authority of record-breaking achievement, this Guinness World Record honor has further cemented PlanetSide 2 in history as a revolutionary massive scale FPS.

“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.”

The record was set on Jan. 24, 2015. SOE partnered 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) resulting in 1,158 players simultaneously in one instance via the game’s Jaeger competitive server. SOE unseated the previous record holder, Man vs. Machine, who had 999 players take action in game back in 2012.

“This amazing achievement shows not only how truly massive the PlanetSide 2 universe is, but also how inclusive its online community is,” said Annie Nguyen, Video Games Records Manager at Guinness World Records. “This title truly embodies the international, record-breaking spirit of Guinness World Records.”

PlanetSide 2 is among the only games to bring massive communities of players together to fight simultaneously across enormous battles, offering a truly massive world combat conflict.