A lot, that's what. According to reports, it may as well be the most expensive game ever made.
I bet some of you google translated it.
Mozilla Ubiquity FTW!
Well, they're definitely going to get their money back and a lot more. This game is going to have some crazy sale numbers.
Its going to sell 5-6 million 100% guarantee, the first one sold 3 million in one country alone. There going to make that money three times too, don't forget they're making three of them.
Some other site had the developement costs of gt5 and gta4 at 100million.
100 million dollars, eh? When the game sells like 4 million units in its first week, I doubt they'll be worrying about covering the development costs :P
Yeah, I think its safe to say that Blizz is among the devs that know what they're doing. They're lucky that they can get away with their development cycles. A lot of studios would die to have that kind of creative freedom.
What was the budget of Too Human? Can't wait for Starcraft 2!: http://www.youtube.com/watc... $100 Million includes the other games of Stacraft 2. Which there are Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm 100 Millions for the 3 Games.
doubt it lot of the budget went to the engine and balancing and Bnet2.0 and and since those are all done, or atleast have the groundwork done it wont cosy nearly as much maybe 25-40 mill for the other 2 Edit; read your post wrong thought you meant 100 million for each game
I meant 100 Millions for the 3 games.
Damn... glad I pre-ordered this monster!
No, can't say that I have ever wonder how much starcraft 2 development cost are, but I often wonder where is all of the more interesting game news at though. Sorry kinda bored and felt like being a smartass
"Blizzard’s stated budget doesn’t cover the marketing costs either. Though a fair portion of it can be attributed to the development of the Battle.net platform, which is designed to work across all of Blizzard’s titles upon release." and all is explained, blizzard themselves said SC2 cost around 20mill, so the rest has obviously gone into battle.net. I hardly count that as game development costs. Publishers/developers like to throw out these large figures to try to justify the overpriced games...Remember when activision...the same company that owns blizzard said that MW2 cost 500 million to make, LOL, a 6 hr campaign, a reused engine and copy/paste gameplay= 500 million.... Marketing people have no f-ing souls. games cost around 20 million to make, they sell for 3x the cost of a blu ray and they have almost no advertising compared to movies. The development cost of movies is legitimately around 300-500 million and they need to make that money up in the movie ticket/blu ray costs, if they can recoup that amount of money then it makes sense that games should cost no more than a movie or ever less. Gaming industry types are the greediest people on the planet...
Your logic is overall sound, but movies don't actually cost 300-500 mil. (Avatar did, but that was, as you know, an anomaly) An summer blockbuster is around $100mil avg. But yeah, still much higher than your average AAA videogame ($40-60mil)
compared to what they'll actually sale within the first month of release. And as soon as the launch goes worldwide ActiBlizz will be swimming even deeper in the money and lil' Bobby Kotick will become even more arrogant.
for this game. 12 freaking years. No one can make better gameplay or cinamatics than Blizzard.
Holy shite man
"Ever Wondered How Much Starcraft II's Development Costs Are?" I care about the price i buy it, not about the price cost to develop it.
This puts SC2 in the top 2 of biggest dev costs in history with GTA4.
gaming is so much bigger now, and almost everyone has a pc that can play this.
100 M is pocket change for Blizzard, but it's good to see them invest so much time/effort/money into a worthy sequel, they will profit far beyond what they invested.
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