Gamers all around the world are eagerly anticipating the release of Grand Theft Auto VI, and recent reports suggest that it could be the most expensive video game ever made. The previous instalment of the game, Grand Theft Auto V, was released almost 10 years ago, and fans have been waiting for a new release ever since. Here’s everything we know so far about the potential costs of Grand Theft Auto VI.
The Most Expensive Games Ever Made
The current record for the most expensive video game ever made is held by Star Citizen, with an eye-watering budget of $543 million. Other games that made it to the list include Destiny ($500 million), Cyberpunk 2077 ($316 million), Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare ($250 million), and Final Fantasy VII ($145 million).
Grand Theft Auto VI Could be the Most Expensive Game Yet
According to reports, Grand Theft Auto VI could potentially surpass all of these games in terms of cost. As per Gamerficial, a popular GTA YouTuber called INTER has stated that GTA6 could end up being the single most expensive video game ever made. The costs are expected to be related to development, marketing, and other expenses associated with the game’s release.
The report claims that the development budget alone for the game is at least $250 million, and this number could soar even higher when factoring in marketing, promotion, and other related expenses. Therefore, the total cost of the game could potentially exceed $1 billion, making it the most expensive video game ever made.
Rockstar Games Has Kept Busy
It has been almost a decade since the release of Grand Theft Auto V, and in that time, developers Rockstar Games have kept themselves busy with the development of Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA Online. Fans have been eagerly awaiting an official announcement regarding Grand Theft Auto VI, but the closest to a release date is a report stating that the game is unlikely to arrive before mid-2024.
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While fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise may have to wait a bit longer for the release of the sixth instalment, there is no denying that the potential costs associated with its development and release are staggering. If the reports are to be believed, Grand Theft Auto VI could very well become the most expensive video game ever made, surpassing even the likes of Star Citizen and Destiny.