As we wait to hear about the bagiggles of cash Grand Theft Auto IV
is making out in the land of retail
, we wondered how much the production actually cost. Speaking with The Times
, GTA IV
producer Leslie Benzies "hazards a guess" that the game cost $100 million to make, with about 1,000 people working on it.
If true, GTA IV
would be the most expensive game ever made according to the Guiness World Records Gamer's Edition
, which has Shenmue
on the Dreamcast as the most expensive, at a cost of $70 million to develop (we don't know if that takes inflation into account). Whatever the cost of GTA IV
, we're sure Rockstar will make (or have already made) it back.