Sony Online Entertainment has set a new Guinness World Record title for Most players online in a single FPS battle in PlanetSide 2. In addition, SOE has also released some new screenshots in order to celebrate this announcement that can be viewed below.
David Carey, Producer of PlanetSide 2, said:
“PlanetSide held the original record for this achievement and we’re thrilled to have officially taken it back with 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.
Annie Nguyen, Video Games Records Manager at Guinness World Records, added:
“This amazing achievement shows not only how truly massive the PlanetSide 2 universe is, but also how inclusive its online community is. This title truly embodies the international, record-breaking spirit of Guinness World Records.”