Report: Red Dead Redemption Apparently Cost…

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Report: Red Dead Redemption Apparently Cost…

The last big Rockstar game Grand Theft Auto IV cost roughly $US100 million.

The most expensive game (well, before Grand Theft Auto IV) was SEGA’s Shenmue, which came in at a cool $US70 million to develop. But in 2008, Rockstar producer Leslie Benzies guestimated that GTAIV cost about $US100 million.

According to the UK’s Daily Mail (yes, yes, I know), Red Dead Redemption is giving GTA a run for…its money. From the paper: “Makers Rockstar Games are thought to have spent up to $US100million on the long-awaited project.”

No word on where that figure came from. The game was first shown in 2005 and had a rocky development, it seems.

Kotaku is following up with Rockstar and will update if the developer comments.

Update: According to the New York Times, development costs were between $US80-$US100 million.

Update 2: UK outlet Develop spoke to the Mail, reporting that the paper seems to have guessed at the $US100 million figure, quoting an unnamed source at the Mail as saying “It’s not based on anything we have heard about.”

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