Shenmue, that was a pricey game! For the past 18 years or so, Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue has been the most expensive game ever developed at $US70 million, making the game the current Guinnes World Record holder. According to Rockstar producer Leslie Benzies, Grand Theft Auto IV just might supplant Shenmue. Over a thousand people worked on the game, and Benzies guestimates GTA IV cost roughly $100 million. Just imagine if Tom Cruise had done voice acting work! So, any takers on what Metal Gear Solid 4 cost? I’m betting slightly north of $120 million.
Grand Theft Auto Producer [Times Online via NeoGAF via Sega Nerds]