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What’s the Development Cost of Grand Theft Auto 6?

It has been a little over a decade since the last title from the Grand Theft Auto franchise was released. Grand Theft Auto 5 hit the shelves in 2013 and quickly rose to the top of the selling charts. Fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise were rejoicing when Rockstar released the much-awaited trailer for ‘Grand Theft Auto 6’.

Grand Theft Auto 6: Speculations and Rumors

Since the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer was released in December 2023, fans expected a release date somewhere in 2024. All hopes were quickly shot down when we saw the ominous text “COMING 2025” at the end of the trailer. All this raises a question – what would be the cost of making a game that has been under development for almost a decade?

Grand Theft Auto community came across a leak recently that suggested development cost closer to $2 billion. Yes! You read it right: $2 billion. Neither Take-Two Interactive(Publisher) nor Rockstar have made any official statement yet. However, the $2 billion spend sounds plausible considering that the game has been in development for more than a decade now. The trailer already shows us the stunning visuals Rockstar is preparing to deliver.

Rockstar’s previous spends

Red Dead Redemption

Rockstar have never been shy when it came to spending money on the development of their games in the past. Grand Theft Auto 4 and Grand Theft Auto 5 saw a budget close to $100 million and $250 million, respectively. The second iteration of the Red Dead Redemption franchise racked up a development budget of nearly $500 million.

Rockstar has set a trend where their budget increases exponentially between titles in the pursuit of making every game a masterpiece. Due to the absence of official statements from the makers of the game, the uncertainty of the exact budget still exists. But one thing’s for sure: the world will be watching when ‘Grand Theft Auto 6’ finally hits the streets. The hype is real, the stakes are high, and Rockstar is playing for keeps.

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