It is always interesting, at least to me, to see a game’s numbers in terms of financial costs. And I am sure others are interested in that part of game development too.
Some games cost an x amount of money but did not make the same amount when they launched, and some games made double the money when they were released. In the late hours, I stumbled upon a piece of very interesting information that showed the exact numbers of total cost versus the amount of money made after a game was released, so I decided to share it with you.
The first game that caught my attention was Red Dead Redemption 2. The game supposedly cost from $370 million to $570 million to make, and after its release, it made around $1.38 billion back in 2018. The next game, which is a fan-favourite is Uncharted 4. This game needed $40 million to be completed, and after its release, it made around $1 billion.
And the best of them all, Marvel Spider-Man. This game cost $100 million to be developed, and when it was released, it made a whopping $6.8 billion. Wow, what a number. The game that caused the most controversy around its release is Elden Ring. This game had mixed opinions coming from the public, but that brought in $6.85 billion, while it cost $200 million to be made.
I almost forgot to mention the one that baffled me the most. Fortnite needed $300k to be developed, and as you can see, other games’ numbers went into millions, even billions. However, when Fortnite was released, it made more than $10 million. Yes, you read that right, 10 million dollars.
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