Game developer planning 1,000-player online shooter

A Swedish network company is attempting a novel world record: an online first-person shooter with ONE THOUSAND players. All on the same virtual battlefield. All shooting the heck out of each other. To explain more, here’s Pikkotekk’s Christian Lönnholm, who clearly knows the lay-dees:

“About one year ago, we were talking with 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.”

In a nutshell, Pikkotekk wants to create an online browser-based multiplayer game where you can hear 999 pre-pubescent voices insult your mother, ALL AT ONCE. Awesome?

The video below is Pikkotekk’s mock-up featuring robots and tanks, and aims to show how one of these giantass battles might look (though hopefully it’ll be a little less … blocky). The company will be attempting a 1000-person FPS world record event in the near future, so I’ll keep my ear close to the ground and report more then. Just be warned that all 999 of you are going down.

[Via RockPaperShotgun]