GTA IV most expensive game ever?
- Posted May 1st, 2008 at 05:45 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 25 Comments
Grand Theft Auto IV cost developer Rockstar Games an estimated USD 100 million making it the most expensive videogame ever created, according to the game’s Producer, Leslie Benzies.
Benzies told The Times Online that over 1000 individuals worked on the project during its three and a half year development cycle, estimating that the sandbox title cost around USD 100 to create.
Should this figure prove accurate, it would make GTA IV the most expensive title ever created, beating out SEGA’s Dreamcast title, Shenmue, which cost the company USD 70 million.
He also touched on the criticism the title has faced in the press, commenting, "You kill prostitutes. That's usually the objection.”
"There is a big fear factor here. It's the coming of the railways. It's Elvis shaking his hips. It's cars going over 25 miles an hour and making people explode."
"We've had such a beating over the past three years. If I get into a confrontation about it, once I've had my beating, I ask if they've ever played the game," he added. "Invariably they haven't."
- 1:03am EDT - May 1st, 2008
This info was out over a week ago yawn
- 1:17am EDT - May 1st, 2008
I never heard this before.. good news. And good quotes.
- 1:18am EDT - May 1st, 2008
Im sure they will claw it back..............and some!!
- 1:32am EDT - May 1st, 2008
Paragraph 2 reads,
"Benzies told The Times Online that over 1000 individuals worked on the project during its three and a half year development cycle, estimating that the sandbox title cost around USD 100 to create."
the last line should say USD 100 million to create...doesn't PSU have editors?
- 1:42am EDT - May 1st, 2008
they have probably already this back
- 1:57am EDT - May 1st, 2008
made that much on the first day
- 2:08am EDT - May 1st, 2008
wooow that's why gta4 is rockstar :D
- 2:52am EDT - May 1st, 2008
Unlike Shenmue this will make all its money back and more. Great for the Scottish economy woohoo!
- 2:56am EDT - May 1st, 2008
That great.. Out of those 100 mil.. How much would it had cost for them to implement F***king in game msg for the PS3??? Either their a bunch of lazy mother uppers or they know that ingame is coming around the corner cause Im sick and tired of having to quite the game just to tell someone that Im in the middle of a mission and I cant join just yet..
funkybudda | funkybudda
- 4:01am EDT - May 1st, 2008
for a $100 million to create, this game's graphic sure ain't much to talk about. I played it for 10 hours in and still wonder how the heck this game gets 10? It still suffers from retarded bugs like characters clipping into the objects and surroundings (good programming and hit test detection too hard for rock star?). Yeah it has a very strong story telling component, but that's about it. I tried popping in back uncharted and Devil May Cry 4 to see if my Dell 2408 is busted (yeah its 1080p with HDMI) and on my Sony 46" Bravia XBR to see if it's my PS3 gone bad, but nope its the graphic just the way they did it. Imagine if this is an exclusive, the graphics would be so much better. Characters in game still suffer from the "fat fingers" design, and I have ran into so many women on the street in game with the same "face" texture, 100 million? All that money must have been spent on the writers, and not on graphics.
- 4:01am EDT - May 1st, 2008
And its worth every penny. F*** the haters
funkybudda | funkybudda
- 4:03am EDT - May 1st, 2008
there's no haters, just keeping it real and not act like lemmings following what every publisher and paid game reviewers want you to say. I guess you're one of them "HALO3 ARE AWESOMEZ" dude eh?
- 4:56am EDT - May 1st, 2008
i agree the graphics arnt that good at all the first time i saw the trailer i thought its very poor for a next gen game and couldn`t undertsand why people on ere was saying the graphs are amazing lol,defo good game tho n just imagine if it was a ps3 exclusive ,again the 360 brings down the standard.again is there some law that says both 360 n ps3 have to be the exact same?? why didnt they make the game bigger add more things and have better graphics for ps3 version n use all its power???
- 4:57am EDT - May 1st, 2008
The $100 million probably includes the money they received from Microsoft for the exclusives. Microsoft paid Rockstar games several million dollars to make sure they receive exclusive DLC, the deal probably required Rockstar to lower the resolution on the PS3 version, and for the PS3 to have a bad online experience from the start. There's never been a PS3 game to have a resolution below 720p; Not even launch games. Money - hungry Rockstar games went for the deal, and they screwed over their many, loyal Playstation users.
- 5:18am EDT - May 1st, 2008
@11 What are you talking about haters??? You need to get off your GTA high and look at the fact.. Yes the game is good.. I love it.. But its not perfect.. Its not what it should be for all this time we waited for it.. Its clearly that R* is still incompetent when it comes to learning the PS3 platform cause here we are having numerous issues with online which seem to be only on the PS3 side.. I guess it was to hard for them to implement ingame msg for the PS3 as well, even though they had like 2000 people working on the game.. Aparently non of them seem to own a PS3.. As far as the graphic's.. I like them. The physic's are life like...Not mind blowing but good..Hopefully they will step their game up after a wk clears and they've made enough $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
- 6:18am EDT - May 1st, 2008
who t. f. cares about in game msging! use a gdmn hedset! Its not a cell phone! Its a ps3.....go buy an xbox!
- 6:50am EDT - May 1st, 2008
People.. Take a good look @16 comment.. This is exactally what happen when you've been on the cr@ck pipe too long.. How the F am I going to use a headset when Im offline numb nut$.. Your saying its not a cell phone but that exactally what you use in the game to go online.. It would've been nice to msg your friends right from there.. Dont try and sit there and act like you havent been in the middle of a mission and a friend has sent you an online invite.. what do you do??? do you quit the mission or finish it and then find out that it was too late to accept the invite.. Its a lose, lose situation.. And why would you advise me to buy an Xbox.. Im talking about ingame msg for this game in particular not the system as a whole..
- 7:10am EDT - May 1st, 2008
psn id: gingo.... its obvious they have put a lot of work into this game, a bit surprised it cost quite that much but at least they didn't waste it and made an epic game
- 7:27am EDT - May 1st, 2008
I don't have GTA4 yet, but I'll be getting it tommorrow and from what I've heard, I am beginning to think that it didn't really live up to the hype.
It's just a shame that GTA4 got a Freaking 10/10 by most reviewers with all of the bugs it has in the game. If the reviewers were looking at a PS3 exclusive game like Uncharted or something with all of those stupid bugs and were reviewing it, it would have gotten a score like 7/10 or 7.5/10. I know one thing for sure, if GTA4 got a 10/10, those dumb reviewers had better give Metal Gear Solid 4 nothing under a 9.0/10 because Kojima doesn't release crap, and Metal Gear Solid 4 will be a better game even if it wont break sale records. The only reason why GTA4 got a 10/10 is because of the hype and excitement for the game. Those reviewers need to wake up and smell the roses because GTA4 shouldn't have got a 10/10.
And what's up with GTA4 running at 640p on the PS3 version? That's just BULL CRAP Rockstar! Shame on you Rockstar. GTA4 should have been a PS3 exclusive and it wouldn't be having all of the issues. But either way, Rockstar has already stated that if Microsoft wants GTA5 on the 360, they had better do something about disc space. I hope that GTA5 does end up being a PS3 exclusive because it should be. 7th gen console games don't need to be put on a tiny little DVD, they need Blu-Ray. The Xbox 360 is just holding back PS3 multiplatform games and it's just a shame.
- 7:50am EDT - May 1st, 2008
All the money and work payed off because this is truly an awesome game.
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