Planetside 2 Sets Guinness World Record After 1,158 People Battle At Once

Sony's MMOFPS sets new record for "most players online in a single FPS battle."

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Sony Online Entertainment announced Monday that its free-to-play MMOFPS Planetside 2 has set a new Guinness World Records title for "Most players online in a single FPS battle."

The record was achieved on January 24 when SOE partnered with PlanetSideBattles for a massive in-game war between all three Planetside 2 Empires. In all, 1,158 players simultaneously duked it out in one instance on the game's Jaeger competitive server.

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The previous world record holder was the game Man vs. Machine, which in 2012 saw 999 people simultaneously compete. According to Planetside 2 producer David Carey, the first Planetside actually held the original record for most players online in a single FPS battle.

"We're thrilled to have officially taken it back with PlanetSide 2," Carey said. "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."

Planetside 2 is available today on PC, while the PlayStation 4 version recently entered a closed beta testing period ahead of its public release.

For more on Planetside 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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