A Sky-high success
Breaking new ground and setting an astounding precedent, heartfelt MMO Sky: Children of the Light just broke a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title at Gamescom that pushes the possibilities of what was previously thought possible in gaming. Sky now owns the official record for Most Users in a Concert-Themed Virtual World, achieved through developer thatgamecompany’s (TGC) innovative proprietary technology in a convergence of more than 10,000 players online and in person at Gamescom. Together with Amazon Web Service’s back-end support, TGC and Sky have elevated not only multiplayer boundaries and performance standards in live games, but also the possibility for connection in the digital age.
Sky: Children of the Light is renowned for its beautifully animated landscapes, touching storytelling, and the lasting bonds it facilitates between players around the world. The enchanting game has steadily grown and maintained a loyal player community since its 2019 debut, recently surpassing 260 million downloads. For the record-breaking event, the skies of Sky were adorned a spectacular display of color and light as huge crowds of players, both at the Sky booth in Gamescom and around the world, took a spiritual animated journey during a virtual concert with internationally acclaimed singer, AURORA.
Fans who want to relive the record-breaking event and players who may have missed out on this magical moment in gaming history, can watch an encore stream tomorrow starting at 2:50 p.m. CEST on thatgamecompany’s Twitch channel.
Sky: Children of the Light’s official world record hits as TGC prepares to bring the globally beloved game to PC – players new and old will be able to download Sky for free via Steam before the end of this year and can join the wishlist now. The award-winning game can be enjoyed on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5 and mobile devices ahead of its PC launch.