We all love playing video games, but the sky-rocketing costs of these video games often leave us feeling dismayed. However; you can put yourself at ease for a moment, if you let yourself get acquainted with the price that developing companies pay to make these games available to you. Costing almost a whopping $300 million for the most expensive video game in the world, these below listed video games are some of the most expensive ones to have ever been developed.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Developed by Activision in 2009, the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is one of the most advanced war games ever developed and is also the costliest to have ever been developed. Its development and marketing cost of $275 million is the highest till this date and it has been listed as the costliest video game ever. Although the development cost of the game was just $50 million, its marketing rate amounted to $200 million and combined with the inflation rate, its actual developmental cost soared up to $275 million. Hence; the next time when you think that you are playing such high prices to bag-in the game in your collection, just be contented that it’s worth the price and that the company also paid out a huge sum to bring you the piece of delight.
Grand Theft Auto V
A thoroughly fun-filled and entertaining game, the Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure game fifth edition of the game Grand Theft Auto and was developed in 2013. Apart from being available for PCs, it was also made available Play Station and Xbox and resulted in making the developing company shun a huge $268 million for the same. While it is the second most expensive video game to have ever been developed, its development cost was actually $137 million and the rest of the sum was spent on its marketing.
Final Fantasy VII
The Final Fantasy VII was one of the first games to have been developed with an estimated development cost of over $100 million and it was undoubtedly the costliest game at the time of its development, which was in 1997. Available for Play Station and PCs only, the Final Fantasy VII has been listed as the 3rd most expensive video game in the world, thanks to the amazing $100 million that was spent by the development company – Square, on its marketing endeavors. However; despite that, the development cost for the game was nothing too low. The developers spent somewhere around $45 for the same, which amounted to a total cost of $213 million back in 1997. Isn’t that simply amazing?
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Remember the old favorite? The Star Wars: The Old Republic was not just your favorite, but was also the favorite of many others. It became one of the most popular multiplayer video games that were played online. However; the delight of playing the game was restricted only for Microsoft Windows operated PCs and despite the restricted availability, it gained tremendous popularity. Other than being immensely popular, this video game also achieved another milestone of being the 4th most expensive video games in the world, as the developers spend an impressive $200 million simply for the development of the game and with that price being noted, it can be said that this is the costliest game to have ever been developed, if we are to consider nothing else except for the developmental costs.
The approximate development cost for this Xbox video game was $132, which later amounted to $176, making the game the 5th most expensive video game in the world. Other than for Xbox, it was also made available to one more platform – Dreamcast, which was later cancelled and the game was then solely made available for Xbox gamers.