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God of War: Ascension had a budget somewhere near $50 million - report

God of War: Ascension may have cost as much to make as Modern Warfare 2, a modern touchstone of big budget development - or even more.


Speaking to 20 Minuten, via Google Translate, lead producer Whitney Wade has said that Kratos's latest adventure had "a mid double-digit million amount".

A nice round ballpark figure, then, would be $50 million.

That's a pretty big number but not that unbelievable; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is believed to have cost between $40 and $50 million, with later entries probably even more expensive.

That's without the marketing budget, which can sometimes cost as much as development - or even more in the case of Modern Warfare 2's $200 million.

The PlayStation 3 exclusive came in fourth on the NPD's March charts and is believed to have under-performed. It did better in the UK, it seems.

Thanks, woe.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.