Capcom has told investors that it believes the cost of developing games for next generation platforms will rise significantly as a result of the additional functions of the new hardware.
Development Costs headlines
Prettier graphics? Bigger games? A whole new dimension? Gee, that sounds expensive! But it really isn’t, according to Capcom.
A report based on analysis from M2 Research has calculated that the average game development budget for multi-platform titles is between $18-$28 million, with high-profile games often breaking the $40 million mark. Some, like Gran Turismo 5 and Modern Warfare 2, have even higher budgets.