Sony Santa Monica: GoW III cost $44 million to make

Monday, 8th March 2010 18:46 GMT By Johnny Cullen


God of War III cost a lot of bling-bling. $44 million, to be exact.

Sony Studio Monica’s John Hight revealed the piece of info in a video interview with GiantBomb.

“We are stamping discs now, so we’re effectively done. Just got a couple of countries that we’re finishing up on this week, and we spent $44 million to make God of War III,” he revealed.


The reviews embargo broke earlier tonight, with the consensus being “for the love of Christ, buy me.” So yeah, go do that and buy it

God of War III launches next Tuesday in the US and next Friday in the UK.

Thanks, The Dutch Slayer.



  1. Razor

    Seems like money well spent.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Eregol

    Fucking hell.

    It is amazing how much development costs have spiralled out of control.
    I’d hjazard a guess that half of this went on developing the engine alone.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Freek

    Depends on how you look at it. That isn’t even comming close to the avarage hollywood blockbuster, yet it nets similar amounts of money and gives as much if not more thrills to the players.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. The_Deleted

    That’ll explain the cost of the SE.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Yoshi

    I sooo wanna get this but i wanna play GOW Collection first but its not out in UK yet FFS :(

    #5 5 years ago
  6. McLovin85

    Fuck me! Definitely looks worth it though.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Goliath

    44 million development cost, add 20 to 40 million more in manufacturing, distribution and advertising costs and you see why many worry about the state of the gaming industry. The industry isn’t very solvent. The cost of developing triple A titles have spiraled and low budget titles can’t be competitive because they lack polish.

    #7 5 years ago

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