Most expensive GAMESBy: Rokwood posted at May 11, 2012 3:11 pm
Most expensive GAMES
The Old Game Budget in 90s for games was 100-200k $ , today we have games that costs 50mils+ .The simple fact is that, for most companies most of the time, adventure gaming is marginally profitable even when things go right. And when things go wrong, your company can quickly go under. The only companies that consistently do well are those with established brand-names that can reliably produce sales.
Here is the list of Highest Budget games :
| SWOTR || 130mil+ |
| Kilzone 2 || 45mil |
| Metal gear Solid 4 || 60mil |
| Grand theft Auto 4 || 100mil |
| Gran Turismo 5 || 80mil |
| Shenmue || 70mil |
| Too Human || 60mil |
| APB || 50m |
| Final Fantasy XII || 48mil |
| La Noir || 50mil |
| Red Dead Redemption || 100mil+ |
SWOTR-The Old Republic was almost $200 million dollars. BioWare hired around 1000 voice actors to bring 4000 character's in-game to life. What truly amazes me about this is how BioWare went out of there way to hire that many voice actors just to give their characters a voice.
Kilzone 2 -most anticipated PS3 titles, and one which has been in development for over four years, Killzone 2′s budget was originally $20 million. Then it was upped to $30 million. As development was extended by another full year, the budget went north of $40 million, and most estimates put it at $45 million.
Metal gear Solid 4-Metal Gear Solid 4 took 4 full years to make, at a price tag of $60 million, shared between Kojima Producitons and Sony.
Grand theft Auto 4-here’s enough content in the game to keep the average gamer immersed for at least 100 hours. There should be, with a budget of $100 million, GTA 4 is the most expensive video game ever made.
Gran Turismo 5-Its official budget as of mid 2008 was $60 million, and two years later when the game hits the stores, it will reach a staggering $80 million, making it one of the most expensive games in history.
Shenmue-$70 million budget for a SEGA Dreamcast game. Shenmue offered a vast and explorable area, a complete weather system, and so many fine details and features that games even today don’t have. However, many failed to notice everything the game had to offer, and the game ultimately disappointed in sales.
Too Human-Too Human faced many issues during its development time, chief of which was the long and expensive struggle between Epic Games and the Unreal Engine 3, where developer Silicon Knights abandoned the engine and started making their own — at a time when the game was almost complete.
APB-The official budget is exactly $50 million, but Realtime Worlds is set to spend millions each year supporting and expanding the MMO.
Final Fantasy XII-They’ve also been known as some of the most expensive games to have ever come out from Japan, and Final Fantasy XII had a budget of a whopping $48 million, excluding any marketing costs.
La Noir-it’s no secret that Rockstar has given LA Noire a massive budget, upwards of $50 million, to create a truly cinematic video game, where most of 1940s Los Angeles has been recreated and is fully explorable.
Red Dead Redemption-in development since before the PlayStation 3's release, it's certainly feasible that the game cost in the region of $100 million. However, reaching a nine-digit expenditure would put it ahead of most, if not all, previous game budgets.
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