Networking company attempting to break world record with 1,000-player FPS

By Nathan Grayson, Thursday, 10 March 2011 03:16 GMT

Hey MAG, when you find the time, can you go ahead and return that Claim to Fame? Yeah, box in the corner will do.

A Swedish networking company by the name of Pikkotekk has decided to create a multiplayer FPS with nearly as many players as there are Ks in its name. The goal? 1,000 players on single map.

“About one year ago, we were talking with [Eve Online developer] CCP and we came up with this idea that if we made a MMO FPS in Unity, the technical achievement would be of such magnitude that it would even impress random women in bars,” said Pikkotekk’s Christian Lönnholm.

In essence, the plan is for the game to function in much the same way as a series of cell phone towers. A series of servers, then, will control the map – switching back-and-forth as needed without disturbing the player’s experience.

So then, you may be asking: “why?” For the ultimate form of “shits and giggles,” of course: breaking a world record. Even the developers admit it’s not the prettiest game in the world, but damned if it’s not effective. Check out a trailer of the full thing below.

Thanks, 1UP.

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