Grand Theft Auto 5 is the Most Expensive Game Ever
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.09.2013
It cost more than any Marvel movie...
Rockstar sunk a lot of money into Grand Theft Auto 5. NeoGAF reports that the game cost $265 million in development and marketing. The game was developed by Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games over a five-year period and may become one of the best selling games of the current console generation; it has 2.5 million pre-orders already.
By comparison, the production budget for Joss Whedon's The Avengers was $200 million, though of course marketing would have pushed that higher.
The game launches on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17.