New Editor Stephen Daultrey headlines the 10th-anniversary edition is a special chapter on Star Wars and the records it has amassed over the past 30 plus years. There is a detailed look at the new breed of space-simulation games including No Man’s Sky, an ambitious epic with literally billions of fully explorable planets, and Star Citizen, a crowdfunded space sim that has received more than $100 million in pledges, making it the most crowdfunded project ever.
Stephen Daultrey highlights some of his favourite new gaming records in the video.
Editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2017 Stephen Daultrey said “The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2017 features our most incredible and eclectic assortment of records ever. From crazy culture to technological prowess, it is an awesome 10th Edition’.The growing phenomenon of competitive gaming known as eSports is recognised with the first dedicated chapter. Sell-out crowds now pack out hi-tech venues, while millions of fans sit glued to computer screens and mobiles, watching live-streamed tournaments in such hit games as League of Legends, Street Fighter and Hearthstone.
The Evolution of eSports timeline feature, highlights key events in the sport’s development, including the first $10 million prize pool and the youngest gamer to earn $1 million in winnings. The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition unprecedented insight into pro-gaming offers new record categories including longest tournament win streaks, most tournaments won and the largest live audience for a videogame final, which is a massive 40,000 – more than most English Premiership soccer games.