GTAV-8-23-5Given that the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 5 from Rockstar is expected to offer 100 hours of gameplay, and even hired real-life gangsters to do some of the dialogue, we expect that Rockstar has spent a lot of money on the game, but exactly how much? According to reports, it has been suggested that Rockstar has spent about $265 million on the game, a little more than double that of Grand Theft Auto 4, and dwarfing games such as Skyrim, Crysis 3, and Halo 3 in the process. In fact to give you guys a bit more perspective, the budget for GTA 5 has been compared to that of movies, with GTA 5 costing nearly as much as Pirates of the Caribbean 3, and more than movies like Harry Potter 6, and James Cameron’s Avatar.

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With so much money being spent on developing and marketing the game, will Rockstar be able to recoup their losses? Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, are pretty confident that they will and they are actually expecting to rake in about $1 billion in sales before the year is out. Given that we’re already in September, that’s a lot of money to be made in a short period of time! GTA 5 is expected to be released on the Xbox 360 and the PS3 come 17th of September, but what do you guys think? Will GTA 5 be the most successful game Rockstar has ever made? Or do you think that the hype is preceding the game?

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