A new Guinness World record has been set for the number of simultaneous players competing in a single FPS battlefield.
Browser-based FPS Man vs Machine from developer MuchDifferent saw 999 players take to the action at one time over the weekend, with each paying $29 to participate.
The achievement smashes the 600 player record held by Planetside.
“Yesterday, we did something amazing,” MuchDifferent CEO Christian Lönnholm stated. “Gamers and developers from all over the world fought a never before seen massive online battle. 999 players amassed the field and despite one team being obviously more powerful, it was all great fun.”
The studio had aimed to hit the 1,000 player mark, but fell just short.
“I am very proud that we could show the world such a massive game with no lag and great responsiveness,” Lönnholm added. “We never managed to get the full thousand though, because of the inherent unpredictability of the internet with players constantly timing out and logging out.
“But it’s ok. With 999 players, we still managed to raise the unofficial PlanetSide record with 600 players. For about two hours, people could experience a smooth massive game experience.”