After countless hours organizing and planning, players of Planetside 2 have broken the Guinness World Record for the most players in a single first-person shooter battle. This was completed with a final count of 1,158 players, split among Planetside 2‘s three factions.
It didn’t take very long for Guinness to approve the record that was set by the Planetside 2 community. Planetside 2‘s Producer David Carry already has the certificate proving that, according to Guinness, they did break the world record.
Proudly accepted this today on behalf of all PS2 players; this is your award #guinessworldrecords #PlanetSide2 pic.twitter.com/jVaB3zfTw9
— David Carey (@dcarey7761) January 25, 2015
This is an excellent show of what gaming has come to and what is possible in the future. Previously the record was held by a browser-based FPS called Man vs. Machine, which featured a battle of 999 players. What separates Planetside 2 from Man vs. Machine is that Man vs. Machine was developed specifically to break a record, while Planetside 2 was developed as a game that meant to be played like any other.