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Daily Mail says RDR’s $100M dev budget was “conjecture”

Thursday, 20th May 2010 16:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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The Daily Mail has said that its report on Red Dead Redemption having possibly cost around $100 million to make was nothing more than conjecture on its part.

Speaking with Develop, the paper states that the figure was reached by researching game development budgets.

TDM figured that since the most ever spent on project development was the $100 million “allegedly” set aside for GTA IV, and concluded that Red Dead Redemption had to have cost the same at the least.

“It’s not based on anything we have heard about,” the paper said.

Such figures are not unheard of, really. Gran Turismo 5 is just one example, with Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi admitting that the game had cost $60 million “during its protracted development phase”.

So, there you go. Assumed. Surmised. Concluded.

Good thing TDM put the phrase “are thought to have spent” in there before the figure.

RDR is out in the US now, and is hitting Europe now, and the UK on Friday.

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7 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Just like every other story they ever ran then!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    I dunno. Stuff like this will will them a Pulitzer eventually: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1279910/Sandra-Bullock-house-fumigated-infestation.html

    #2 5 years ago
  3. NGCes26294BIV

    “It’s not based on anything we have heard about,”

    Brilliant. Couldn’t ask for a better quote from a newspaper, when referring to a piece of NEWS they’re printing.

    Fuckwits.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. LewieP

    Seems almost like it was silly to link to something that the daily mail said in the first place…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Redh3lix

    Given that RDR shares many simularities to GTA IV on the development perspective, e.g. games engine, motion capture etc, surely this would have been cheaper to develop than GTA IV?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Fin

    @2

    Listen to this man, he speaks the truth.

    Either that article, or the one about KATIE AND PETER IN PUBLICITY THING.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hakkiz

    With half a decade in production and allegedly troubled development, $100M might not be far from truth. R* reps claimed to Gamereactor that this is, indeed, their most expensive and biggest project to date.

    #7 5 years ago

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