Grand Theft Auto IV cost $100 million to produce, making it the most expensive videogame ever made.
That's according to Digital Battle, which has published a list of the top 10 biggest game budgets.
Apparently the soundtrack for GTA IV turned out to be a big expense, not to mention the cost of paying 1000 people to work on the game for over three and a half years.
In second place is Gran Turismo 5 with a budget of $60 million, expected to rise to $80 million before the game is actually released. Other pricey titles include Too Human, Shenmue and Metal Gear Solid 4. Killzone 2 is the cheapest game on the list, coming in at $45 million. Bargain.
Here's that top ten in full:
- Grand Theft Auto IV - $100 million
- Gran Turismo 5 - $80 million
- Shenmue - $70 million
- Too Human - $60 million+
- Metal Gear Solid 4 - $60 million
- Halo 3 - $55 million
- APB - $50 million
- L.A. Noire - $50 million
- Final Fantasy XII - $48 million
- Killzone 2 - $45 million
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