Planetside 2 set the Guiness Book of World Records for “Most Players in a single FPS battle record”, with 1,158 total players battling at once. Does this type of MMO FPS experience fit into the competitive gaming industry?
The Esports Revue Podcast, Episode 8 with our guest the beautiful Shane “Lanzer” Boulware, founder and board member of Planetside Battles and true blue esports fanatic. Follow him on Twitter @mrLanzer.
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What is an MMO FPS?
A Massively multiplayer online first-person shooter game (MMOFPS) mixes the genres of first-person shooter and massively multiplayer online games. In these games, a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
Popular MMO FPS titles
Neocron (First ever MMO FPS)
Warhammer 40000 Eternal Crusade
Does the MMO FPS work for esports?
In January of 2015, 1158 players took place in a Guinness Book of World Records setting battle in the MMO FPS Planetside 2. These types of massive battles and player interactions are highly sought after by many developers. As a marketing arm of many companies, the concept of esports fits into these large-scale battles, but do the larger battles fit inside of esports? Can these large scale MMO FPS titles gain traction in the esports industry? Is the audience completely separate?
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