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FPS Multiplayer Record Set At 999 Simultaneous Combatants

by Jeff Cork on Jan 30, 2012 at 02:54 AM

Software developer MuchDifferent set a Guinness-sanctioned world record over the weekend, setting up an online FPS session that supported nearly 1,000 simultaneous players.

The one-off stunt was a demonstration of the company's Pikkotekk technology, which was the backbone of the experiment. At its peak, 999 players faced off as either human or machine combatants in a massive battle. The video below it shows it off in action. It may not have been the prettiest gaming event over the weekend (by a long shot), but it was a pretty neat milestone.

If you do plan to watch the video, be warned that the chat contains profanity. You didn't think they could round up 999 online FPS players without that happening now, did you?

Guinness will be confirming the event over the next few days. Look for it in next year's Guinness World Records Gamer Edition if everything checks out.