“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.”
Statement at Guinness World Records site
PlanetSide2 got an achievement in that they set the world record for most players in a single FPS battle, managing a peak of 1,158 in their “truly massive universe,” allowing them to join other distinguished record holders at the Guinness World Records site.
Now maybe they can work their way up to 4,070 players, like the battle at 6VDT-H, or even 2,670 players, the peak number participating at one time at B-R5RB, because 1,158 is something like the population of Jita on a Saturday afternoon.
Okay, I know, this isn’t and apples to apples comparison. Those EVE Online events weren’t hyped up attempts to set a record by getting people on a server. They were just fights that happened because of player interaction.
Erm… that wasn’t what I meant.
I mean, having 1,158 players spread out over a whole world map is clearly more taxing than having at least double that number on the station grid in 6VDT-H… plus drones… hrmm…
Well, it is certainly easier to render spaceships than… wait, what are those?
Well, at least this record makes more sense than that time World of Tanks got awarded the record for the most concurrent players on a server for a game where you play 15 vs. 15 matches.
Anyway, congratulations to the PlanetSide 2 team! They showed those other FPS games who was the boss. Now back to MMOs.