We do know that records are meant to be broken, and if you happen to hold a world record, that is definitely an achievement which is worth trumpeting about, as well as drool over. Planetside 2 has done just that – achieving a brand new world record by having the most players ever to participate in a first-person shooter title at any one time. Just how many gamers are we talking about here? How does a whopping 1,158 players in a single battle sound to you?
According to the PlanetsideBattles Twitch channel that broadcast the run at the mark last night, this is one record which has yet to be made official, as the current certified world record by the Guinness World Records happens to be for 999 players three years back for Man vs. Machine, which is a browser-based FPS.
Should this phenomenal number of players be part of the world record, you can be sure that the gold standard has been set – really, really high too, where future FPS battles are concerned. Can you imagine the amount of mayhem that occurs in such a setting? I do wonder how the servers are able to handle that many players at one go – pity the person who is playing with a slow connection.