GTA V the Most Expensive Game Ever Made?

By Gary Cutlack on at

The latest Grand Theft Auto game, which is developed in Edinburgh lest we forget, is rumoured to have a staggering £170m budget covering its creation and promotion. But that's really quite OK, as GTA V could pull in as much as £1bn from its first year on sale.

The stats come from The Scotsman, which claims the combined "development and marketing budget" of the new crime blockbuster is in the region of £170m. Although, if it hits its astronomical projected sales target of some 25 million copies in the first year, that ought to help publisher Take Two rake in a stonking £1bn in revenues.

The UK is expected to account for an incredible three million sales of GTA V in the first few weeks alone. [The Scotsman via Metro]