GTAV Is The Most Expensive Video Game Production Ever Made

Grand Theft Auto V is coming out soon. Has no one mentioned that to you yet? It’s coming out, yeah. Looks well good too. The city looks really massive and there’s all these new features like three main characters and switching between them, and then there’s a ton of multiplayer stuff and everything. Looks like it cost a lot of money to make. 

Because it did. 

Grand Theft Auto V is the single most expensive video game production in history. More than that, with a production and marketing budget of $265 Million, it cost more than any Hollywood movie ever has (with the exception of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End which cost $300 Million.

In real money, that means GTAV all told ran about £170 Million. That’s an impressive amount of money. You can make The Conjuring 13 times for that kind of money, and still have enough left over for a Pagani Huayra supercar, 3 C-Explorer personal submarines and a bath made of Amazonian rock crystal.

If you’re not already so staggeringly impressed that you’ve given up on your own meagre dreams and started checking RockstarGames.com/Jobs for vacancies, then cop a load of this matey…

Even with that gargantuan price tag, Grand Theft Auto V has already made ALL of it’s money back on pre-orders alone. Read that again. Every penny of that $265 Million, plus several more pennies, have been returned to Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar without them even having released the bloody game yet.

There are 2.5 Million copies on pre-order in the United States ALONE, and the game doesn't even come out till the 17th. I mean… WOW, right?

On top of all that, as if all that weren't enough, there’s a Father Ted joke in it.

Words by Gazz Wood