PlanetSide®2 Sets Guinness World Records® Title for 'Most Players Online in a Single FPS Battle'
SAN DIEGO – Jan. 26, 2015 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Most players online in a single FPS battle in PlanetSide®2, the critically-acclaimed, free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS). As the authority of record-breaking achievement, this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® honor has further cemented PlanetSide 2 in history as a revolutionary massive scale FPS, while bringing to the forefront the game’s player community as among the most dedicated in the world of gaming.

“PlanetSide held the original record for this achievement and we’re thrilled to have officially taken it back with PlanetSide 2,” said David Carey, Producer, PlanetSide 2. “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.”

The record was set on Jan. 24, 2015. SOE partnered with popular player-driven community PlanetSideBattles for an in-game battle on Hossin between all three PlanetSide 2 Empires (Terran Republic, Vanu Sovereignty and New Conglomerate) resulting in 1,158 players simultaneously in one instance via the game’s Jaeger competitive server. SOE unseated the previous record holder, Man vs. Machine, who had 999 players take action in game back in 2012.

“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.”

PlanetSide 2 is among the only games to bring massive communities of players together to fight simultaneously across enormous battles, offering a truly massive world combat conflict. Players can download PlanetSide 2 today for free on Windows PC (https://www.planetside2.com), or register for a chance to participate in the Closed Beta on the PlayStation®4 (https://www.planetside2.com/ps2onps4). Optional content is available for purchase.

Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition, the eighth edition of the go-to resource for gaming achievements, launched November 2014 for $14.99 and is currently available for purchase.

PlanetSide 2 media assets, including screenshots of the fight, are available here (links for press only):
http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1215.

PlanetSide 2 ESRB Rating: TEEN with Violence. Visit www.esrb.org for rating information.

About PlanetSide 2
PlanetSide 2 is a revolutionary massive scale first-person shooter where soldiers battle as one in strategic, targeted missions against enemy empires in an all-out planetary war. The game challenges the skill and grit of the most seasoned soldier through intense infantry, air, and ground vehicle gameplay.

Across the continents of Auraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. With aircraft and ground vehicles, as well as infantry combat, the battles will be larger and more intense than ever before.

About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises such as EverQuest®, EverQuest®II, PlanetSide®2, DC Universe™ Online, and the highly-anticipated H1Z1™, Landmark™ and EverQuest Next™, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. Through its upcoming game developments and programs like Player Studio™, SOE continues to build on its proven legacy by ushering in a new emergent era for online games that delivers a fully transparent approach to MMO design and development, and transforms the way players interact and participate in online games.

To learn more, visit www.soe.com.

© 2015 Sony Online Entertainment LLC. EverQuest, PlanetSide, SOE and the SOE logo are registered trademarks, and Landmark and Free to Play. Your Way™ are trademarks, of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

About PlanetsideBattles
PlanetsideBattles is a player-driven community organization focused on creating the best competitive events for PlanetSide 2! Our events are shaped by and for the community, and we are always looking to expand awareness of PlanetSide 2 to the greater gaming public. Our stable of events include ServerSmash, PlanetsideBattles League, Public Pickups, ArmorSide, and Jaeger scrims. It is PlanetSide 2 the way PlanetSide 2 is meant to be played. To learn more, visit: http://www.planetsidebattles.org.

About Guinness World Records
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the universally recognized global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, over 132 million copies – and 3 million e-books – have been sold in 20 languages, in more than 100 countries. Since then, the internationally renowned brand has also become available across a number of platforms; GWR global television shows are watched by over 750 million viewers annually, at least half a million subscribe to the GWR YouTube channel, the global website receives 14 million viewers annually, and GWR has more than 8 million fans on Facebook. GWR is also a valuable IP with 97% recognition in the UK/USA, and provides a range of record verification and licensing services. In 2013, OFFICIALLY AMAZING became the registered trademark of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS limited. In 2015, GWR celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first published edition and the creation of one of the world’s most successful and recognized brands.
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