The $2.5 billion figure may sound implausible, but it’s totally worth the profit potential of GTA 6.
Grand Theft Auto series publisher Take-Two Interactive says GTA has sold 370 million copies worldwide. It is worth mentioning that the latest GTA 5 game alone has sold 160 million copies. These can be said to be “dream” figures for many game series.
The number of copies of GTA 5 sold is more than the total sales of many famous game series. GTA 5 is also currently holding the second best-selling video game position in history, behind Minecraft (according to Sportskeeda).
Not stopping there, the “golden egg” also set many records such as the best-selling game of the decade in the US, the fastest game to earn $ 1 billion, …
According to Take-Two Interactive’s financial report, since 2013 (the time of GTA 5 launch), all GTA games have brought the corporation nearly 8 billion USD.
The number may not end here because $8 billion is only net sales, not including the hundreds of millions of dollars that Take-Two Interactive earns each quarter.
GTA 5 was so successful that Take-Two Interactive did not mind waiting nearly 10 years to release part 6. However, before that, they also released many spin-off products such as turning GTA Online into an independent game series, GTA version. Expanded play on PS5, Xbox Series X,….
With such “huge” figures, it’s no surprise that Take-Two Interactive is willing to spend big to develop GTA 6.
Recently, hacker teapotuberhacker claims to have hacked information from Rockstar Games (a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive). teapotuberhacker claims the company spent about $2.5 billion developing the GTA 5 sequel.
The amount includes the cost of development, marketing, advertising, distribution, overseas shipping, etc. The $2.5 billion package will also be used to cover when the developer launches additional downloads. (DLC) or multiplayer.
Even Rockstar Games may have to spend a lot more if they want to use GTA Online to connect GTA 5 and GTA 6. This move is similar to Call of Duty Warzone being the bridge between Call of Duty versions. .
By far, the game with the most expensive development cost is Destiny, but only reached 500 million USD. In second place is Red Dead Redemption 2 with $370 million.
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