Similar to blockbuster movies with expensive effects and technical details, development of video games can cost a lot. In era of high quality and a huge market of video games, developers must think of the ways to develop unique and attractive games. Sometimes, that cannot be done for small amount of money.
If you’re interested in finding out what are the most expensive games, keep reading our text.
Grand Theft Auto V (Budget $265 Million)
Rockstar invested a large amount of money in this game, and it turned out to be very clever decision. The fifth part of the Grand Theft Auto franchise gained major popularity. They sold more than 80 Million copies of the game sold around PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, etc.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (Budget $250 Million)
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is not just the best game of the Call of Duty series, it is also the most expensive. Probably the reason why the game’s development was so expensive is the use of IW 4.0 Game Engine.
Star Wars: Old Republic (Budget $200 Million)
We have no doubt why Star Wars: Old Republic had so big budget. It took six years to make the game. Game’s storyline runs something about 1,600 hours. Should we mention how many actors recorded lines for four-thousand characters in three different languages.
Final Fantasy VII (Budget $145 Million)
It was the 1995 when development of the seventh part of the Final Fantasy began. Many programmers and actors were engaged. The budget of $45 included using of Softimage 3D and PowerAnimator software. Marketing costs were about $100.
Max Payne 3 (Budget $105 Million)
Game’s creators wanted to justify the expectations of fans, so the budget for Max Payne 3 was bigger than the previous one. It payed of. Everyone was pleased how the game turned out.
Red Dead Redemption (Budget $100 Billion)
The development of Red Dead Redemption lasted more than five years. It included cooperation of different Rockstar Games teams and many, many work hours and people included.