GTA 6 is expected to be the most expensive game ever developed. The average production cost will be between 1-2 billion dollars.
Although Take-Two did not publish how much GTA V cost to develop, estimates show that it is in the range of 250 million dollars. Although this is a very high figure for a game development, it is obvious that the cost is not limited to this.
Rockstar Games has been supporting the game with continuous free content updates for ten years, which reveals that the total cost is much higher.
GTA 6 will be the most expensive game to develop
Dexerto Gaming’s latest report claims that the next game, Grand Theft Auto VI, will be “the most expensive game of all time, costing $1-2 billion”. If this turns out to be true, GTA 6 will top the list of “most expensive video games to develop”.
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Although it seems very difficult for Take-Two to cover such a cost, GTA V has earned the company $8 billion since its release. Most of this figure comes from “Shark Card” micro-transactions for the game’s constantly updated online mode, rather than pre-sales.
Regardless of the production cost, GTA 6 is sure to be a big hit for the company. The company will have a large number of micro-transactions to cover the development cost.
At the top of the list of the most expensive games to develop is Cloud Imperium Games’ Star Citizen, which cost over $500 million.