eve-online2008 was clearly the year of breaking records, at least in the gaming world. Following a new best selling game of all times and various company-related new records, space trading MMO EVE Online got it’s own new record – most concurrent users ever! The developers have announced in a brief statement that the 45,186 users recorded recently were all they needed to record this new landmark.

The success was attributed to the improvements that were made to the game last year, especially the EVE64 and the implementation of StacklessIO:

“What a great way to start out 2009 – a new PCU (Peak Concurrent User) record of 45,186! While we’ve made tremendous serverside changes in the EVE Online infrastructure with the EVE64 and StacklessIO initiatives, it is truly a testament to our loyal fans that 5 years into EVE’s existence we are still breaking records and more people are flying in New Eden than ever before,” the statement reads and it continues: “We know we’ll be trying to find leftover champagne from New Year’s EVE to celebrate. When we do, we’ll toast to you!”

So they have new records and they plan to celebrate with leftovers? Nah, I’m just kidding. I’m sure they’re celebrating accordingly as we speak.