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7 video games that are more expensive than blockbuster films

When we think of video games, we probably think there’s just a bunch of nerds in a room creating them. But did you know that creating video games is almost as expensive as making a Hollywood blockbuster film? Reason being, these games usually have layers, depths, alternate storylines and intricacies that provide an experience for gamers that no movie could.

Well here is a list of the most expensive video games ever created:

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2

Release date: 2009

Cost: $285 Million (RM1,195,180,000)

Why is it expensive? The IW 4.0 game Engine that was used is claimed to be the most powerful game engine ever made!

GRAND THEFT AUTO V

Release date: 2013

Cost: $278 Million (RM1,165,820,800)

Why is it expensive? The very meticulous and intricate open world environment, fun storyline and very deep online mode definitely puts GTA V as the best title of the series.

STAR WARS: OLD REPUBLIC

Release date: 2011

Cost: $200 Million (RM838,720,000)

Why is it expensive? First of all, they needed over 800 people to work on it for 6 years, with almost 1000 actors in three different languages. Secondly, the storyline runs for 1,600 hours and the universe was made down to a T.

FINAL FANTASY VII

Release date: 1997

Cost: $145 Million (RM608,072,000)

Why is it expensive? Since the development begun back in 1995 (Yes, back in the ancient Windows 95 days), it was very expensive to assemble more than 120 programmers and artists to use the Sofimage 3D and PowerAnimator software.

DESTINY

Release date: 2014

Cost: $140 Million (RM587,104,000)

Why is it expensive? Apparently, rumour has it that the cost of Destiny is estimated to be about $500 million, but the widely reported budget of $140M is a more fathomable amount for the highly competitive Multiplayer Platform and huge open world video game.

MAX PAYNE 3

Release date: 2012

Cost: $112 Million (RM469,683,200)

Why is it expensive? Heavy marketing stunt as well as the captivating storyline and gameplay style.

Red Dead Redemption

Release date: 2010

Cost: $100 million (RM419,360,000)

Why is it expensive? It took them more than 5 years with over 800 people to bring the game to life. But guess they invested very well since RDR received a lot of positive reviews and awards.

Do you have an expensive taste in video games? Which of these is your favourite?

 

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