The video game industry has been a billion dollar business for decades. Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive’s Grand Theft Auto series is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time. Grand Theft Auto V, the most recent entry in the series, was published in 2013 and has since made Take-Two approximately $8 billion. Given the phenomenal success of the series, speculation about the price tag for the next installment, Grand Theft Auto VI, is hardly surprising. This article will discuss the speculated price of the game and its implications for the series’ long-term viability.
Costs Associated with Making Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Two has never said how much it spent making GTA V, but it’s believed to be approximately $250 million. This is a staggering number, but it doesn’t account for the money spent over the past decade updating the game with brand new features. Grand Theft Auto V has more than made up for this price tag with the billions it has brought in.
The Reported Budget for Making GTA VI
Dexerto Gaming has released a research estimating that it will cost between $1 and $2 billion to create Grand Theft Auto VI, making it the most costly game ever made. This rumor should be taken with a grain of salt because it is based on information from anonymous sources. If the allegation is true, however, Grand Theft Auto VI would easily surpass all other games in terms of development cost. Star Citizen, developed by Cloud Imperium Games, has garnered more than $500 million in funding, making it the most expensive game ever made.
How Take-Two Gets By Financially
Take-Two has the financial wherewithal to invest in the creation of Grand Theft Auto VI in light of the enormous success of Grand Theft Auto V. Over 150 million copies of the game have been sold globally, and “Shark Card” microtransactions have helped make that possible. These microtransactions have been an extremely successful money stream for developer/publisher Take-Two. Grand Theft Auto VI may also include microtransactions to defray the price of production.
Leaked Information About GTA VI
Grand Theft Auto VI’s development cost is simply a rumor at this point, as are many of the game’s features. An oft-repeated theory has the game returning to the Vice City setting of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City by taking place in a Miami ripoff. The game is also said to have cutting-edge technology, especially with regards to the AI of non-playable characters. It has also been speculated that Grand Theft Auto V’s multiple-protagonist feature will return in the next installment.
There have been rumblings that rapper 50 Cent will make an appearance, and that parkour-style gameplay akin to those of games like Sleeping Dogs will be included. Fans of the series should keep in mind that these are only rumors and may or may not end up being in the final game despite their excitement.After their initial releases, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Xenoverse 2 will receive updates. New content such as updates and downloadable content (DLC) are discussed here.