The "record-breaking" claim isn't just for show, either. The video kicks off with drones, against the night sky, lighting up in the form of a snowboarder.
The synchronized drone show has gotten the public wondering about the mechanics behind the performance, which will be added to the Guinness World Records for the "most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously".
Intel's robotic fireflies are quadcopters that weigh 12 ounces, or as much as a can of soda, and are equipped with an array of LED lights. As the artists programmed different patterns and lights, the software showed exactly how that would look in the sky without a single drone taking off.
"The Olympics are a time when the sports and entertainment industries are buzzing with record-setting performances, so it was the ideal stage for Intel Shooting Star drones and our team to set their own kind of record", said Intel's Natalie Cheung in a press statement.
Intel's Shooting Star drones are designed specifically for entertainment purposes, providing an indoor-outdoor alternative to fireworks. Pyeongchang was chosen in 2011 for the event, making this the first time for South Korea to host the Winter Olympics.
Intel planned for an ornate light display involving drones at the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on Friday, but the company had some trouble getting its show off the ground.
Intel used its "Shooting Star" drones for the show, which was actually pre-recorded and inserted into the Opening Ceremony broadcast according to Wired. The athletes, dignitaries, and spectators at the stadium in Pyeongchang never got to see the drone show. "However, that was not the case, which was pretty disappointing", she said. "But still, I do think the drone performance itself was very impressive".
The International Olympic Committee said it was this footage that was used.