Planetside 2 is one of those titles that I am long over due a proper play around in. The promise of huge first person shooter battlefields in a sci-fi setting has long enticed me. I've just never been able to find the time to sit down and commit properly.
This bit of news may finally get me into gear though as it sounds like a hell of lot of entertaining mayhem. Planetside's community banded together last night to break a record last night and got 1,158 players in one firefight at the same time. That is huge. The event was recorded on Twitch (via Polygon) and you can watch a little here.
The record is yet to be verified by Guinness, but if certified, the record will beat browser game Man vs. Machine's record of a 999 person firefight.