Max Payne 3 could cost Rockstar $105 million to develop, says analyst

Thursday, 8th September 2011 20:37 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sterne Agee’s Arvind Bhatia has estimated Rockstar will have spent $105 million on Max Payne 3 by the time development is complete. According to is estimates, if the figure is correct, the game would have to move 4 million units just to break even. The analyst came up with the figure based on the two prior versions in the series selling 7 million units combined, and added in the opinion that “Max Payne 3, has greater potential for success than either of the two prior versions.” He concluded that the title will likely move 4 million units easily has it is “highly anticipated and has potential for upside surprise.”

Max Payne 3 is out in March 2012. Thanks, IndustryGamers.



  1. TerraZet

    Its a shame its got nothing to do with Max Payne at all then…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    I’m gonna wait to jump onto the whiner bandwagon with this one. I reckon the old game was about more than a guys facial hair, or the size of his beer gut, but that’s just me.

    I definitely don’t think that Take Two are getting back what they put into those games though. The production values are sky high, and they should be, but I don’t think I’ll be playing a lot of their recent games in 10 years time, as opposed to Bully and the classic GTAs.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    this has to be stupidest thing ive ever read…how can you perdict how much a game costs to develop when theres no gameplay or anything?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Yoshi

    @3… Because he’s an analyst! *thumbs up and cheesy smile*

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    @3 They just count how many people work on game and how long that easy…
    Considering game is in development as long as was RDR/GTA or more that is how they figure 100 mil…

    #5 3 years ago
  6. NightCrawler1970

    Bitching about product cost, im pretty sure world-wide die hard Rock-star fans will buy that game, and you have the money back, even GTA4 still selling and RDR!!! and dont forget L.A. Noir…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Lewis247

    I will happily be a part of the 4 million.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Isaaclarke37

    Wow, that’s a lot of money.

    #8 3 years ago

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