ACTIONTRIP NEWS RSS
LOGIN | REGISTER
USER     PASSWORD  
 Forgot username or password? Click here.
Destiny Possibly The Most Expensive Game Ever
Filed under: DESTINY, ACTIVISION


Big-time video game publisher Activision invested approximately $500 million in the upcoming multiplayer shooter Destiny, which is being developed by prominent development studio Bungie (curse them for never making a new Myth game). Anyway, the money has gone into developing and marketing Destiny until it hits stores in September this year.

That's an impressive budget, even for a triple-A title. Most of the Call of Duty games had substantial budgets and yet they never had a budget this high. In fact, games like GTA V cost around $270 million to make.

"If you're making a $500 million bet you can't take that chance with someone else's IP. The stakes for us are getting bigger," said Activision CEO Bobby Kotick.

So, yeah, while this is basically just Kotick waving his cock around, one has to wonder why all that fucking money was necessary in the first place - especially, when you consider that certain crowd-funded game projects manage to gather pretty darn huge bundles of cash. Well, ya know like the space shooter, Star Citizen, for instance, which recently surpassed a staggering $43 million in funding. Admittedly, Star Citizen is in a crap state at the moment, but that's beside the point. 

Check out the latest developer diary for Destiny.



submit to reddit


10 post(s)
Reader Comments
Vader [STAFF] May 06 2014, 07:07 am EDT
I can sort of see the logic behind this. I mean GTA cost $270 million to make and it earned over $1 billion, so if Activision invests $500M they are likely to earn ever more than that. Or are they? Well, we shall find out. After all, a Borderlands clone made by the creators of Halo. This game is bound to earn some sweet cash dollars.
CainStar May 06 2014, 09:32 am EDT
This is stupid.....
daver18qc May 06 2014, 09:34 am EDT
Money wasted, it will get buried way down by CSS, CoD and BF...

People who play online shooters dont want new, they want their old dusty engine with hitboxes the size of a bloody freight container and glitches so they can bunny-hop and climb on walls to cheat.

Mark my words...
Un Om Bun [STAFF] May 06 2014, 10:19 am EDT
The game looks like a piece of shit.
LostPcGamer May 06 2014, 12:33 pm EDT
So we have another Titanfall here then? Huge sales on release then bang dead.
Vodoo May 06 2014, 12:35 pm EDT
i miss Painkiler.
Terminator May 06 2014, 03:58 pm EDT
They have spent $500 million on this game? Wow....just wow.
Breedy_Mcfluff May 06 2014, 05:45 pm EDT
The thing about GTA V, is that it had a very well established community already. This is a FIRST ENTRY into a BRAND NEW FRANCHISE that DOESN'T EXIST YET. Remember that.

And calling Star Citizen as being a "crap state" right now is silly as fuck. It hasn't even entered the ALPHA stage yet, ya dumb cunt.
Rafal May 06 2014, 07:21 pm EDT
500 million on a generic fps.
GrgoljBlaster May 07 2014, 12:47 am EDT
Next-gen games, next-gen development costs. I really hope this trend dies in a fire, industry is fucked up enough.
COMMENTS PAGE 1




POST A COMMENT
Username:
Password:




SEND THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND
Easily fill in your friends' emails to send them this page.
 
 
BACK TO TOP
TOP VIDEOS
VOTING POLL

Destiny:

Yes, please.
No, please.
PC, Bungie, you assholes!
» view results
» view poll archives
TOP SCREENSHOTS
Sunset OverdriveProject CARSCall of Duty: Advanced WarfareResident Evil HD
 
 
TOP COMICS
Balloons: Snake's Answer to EverythingIndie Game StereotypesTetris the Movie
 
TOP BABES
Three days ago

monitoring_string = "eff2d707bb70db01fa83ebd63e0c5947"