God of War III cost $44m to develop
- Posted March 9th, 2010 at 13:10 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 32 Comments
God of War III’s director of product development John Hight has revealed that Kratos’ latest blood bath cost a whopping $44 USD million to make.
"We are stamping discs now, so we're effectively done, just got a couple of countries that we're finishing up on this week, and we've spent $44 million on God of War III," Hight said, during a chinwag with Giant Bomb.
"Believe it or not, that's right within budget."
All we can say is it was money well spent. Check out our review of God of War III here to see why.
- 8:12am EST - March 9th, 2010
Worth every penny!
- 8:19am EST - March 9th, 2010
Pretty sure it'll still profit. No doubts.
- 8:22am EST - March 9th, 2010
Well that is some serious investment. It's scary to think how big this industry is now. $44M is more like a movie budget from a few years ago, never alone a game budget.
Do you think back in the days of the SNES they thought, in 20 years time we will be working with multi-million £ budgets?
- 8:41am EST - March 9th, 2010
still is a movie budget. Actually, that's double some good movie budgets, it\'s just not summer special effects spectacular blockbuster movie budget.
- 8:55am EST - March 9th, 2010
It's probably already made profits from preorders
- 9:00am EST - March 9th, 2010
tch.. poor guys, they throw all this money and for what.. this is the finel sequel. u will never remamber it again
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- 9:06am EST - March 9th, 2010
district 9 only cost $30 mil, and it was the best movie of last year, says me.
- 9:12am EST - March 9th, 2010
although this will be a great game , I am doubtful that they will make that back, remember guys, the studios only get a small percentage of sales back, and GoW is hardly a mainstream game
- 9:42am EST - March 9th, 2010
According to MPAA, in 2006, An Average Studio Movie Cost $65.8M To Produce
It has been around 60 million for many years actually. So no, the costs aren't the same. As a matter, of fact since movies scale that number between low budged independant films and stuff like rom-com's, the genre's will make sure it is never parity in terms of costs.
An action game costing 44 million is still far cheaper than an action movie considering if they even tried to have the same elements, would probably run them 200 million +.
- 10:08am EST - March 9th, 2010
only gotta sell around 1 million units to make a profit then, i reckon at least 3 million sales eventually for this, so money will be falling all over Sony like rain from this LOL :D
budgets are getting bigger each year as you'd expect, you could make a decent movie for that kind of cash !
- 10:43am EST - March 9th, 2010
What an exciting time for all you GoW fans! Enjoy all this hype. Exactly one more week.
- 12:17pm EST - March 9th, 2010
well tbh thats only 1 mil copies to make its money back, and i reckon it will easily do that so, should be profitable.
- 12:19pm EST - March 9th, 2010
I'm in Ireland, will there be an option to get the trilogy collection on the release day and how much is it again?
- 12:21pm EST - March 9th, 2010
If MGS4 cost around $60 million to make and sold 5 million copies, then God of War 3 at $44 million will undoubtedly turn a reasonable profit.
- 12:34pm EST - March 9th, 2010
44 million thats a lot of money but they will make there money back thats for sure
- 1:06pm EST - March 9th, 2010
44 million? DAMN!!! I know its gonna be worth it. Thats why I preordered the special edition.
- 2:05pm EST - March 9th, 2010
@7 wtf are u talkin about?? it's the last game in the the trilogy and ur sayin that they wasted all that money on this game just b/c it is the last one??? doesn't make sense to me at all...b/c if i'm understanding u right then ur sayin knowone will remember the last installment of the final game in the GoW trilogy..if anything this will be the game i remeber b/c it is the last one,lol...some ppl.....
- 3:16pm EST - March 9th, 2010
how much were other games to make though? I need something to compare it to.
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