According to several reports, Grand Theft Auto V is the most expensive video game production ever. Based on a marketing and development budget of $265 million dollars, this game’s budget trumps all contenders. To get a fair comparison, you’ll have to look to Hollywood. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, the current record-holder for the most expensive film production, had a $300 million budget. Thankfully, GTA V already has 2.5 million pre-orders confirmed, so at least they will get a good portion of that money back at launch.
GTA V launches worldwide on September 17 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.