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.

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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