Although the publisher of the game, Take-Two, has never provided specific figures, estimates place the development cost of GTA V somewhere around $250 million.
That’s a staggering sum of money, but the total is probably considerably greater considering that Rockstar has continuously provided the game with free new updates for the past ten years.
Of course, that doesn’t mean it didn’t make money, but that sum offers some context for the following. According to the most recent word from infamous rumor mongers Dexerto Gaming, Grand Theft Auto VI will be “the most expensive game of all time, costing between $1-2 billion.”
If true, that would place the game at the top of the list of “most expensive video games to develop,” which is currently held by Cloud Imperium Games’ Star Citizen, which has received over $500 million in funding.
Dexerto Gaming claims on Twitter:
GTA 6 is set to be the most expensive game of all time, costing between $1-2 billion pic.twitter.com/wv8cxWiyt5
— Dexerto Gaming (@DexertoGaming) May 9, 2023
If you’re wondering how Take-Two could possibly afford such a thing, consider that since its initial 2013 release, GTA V has brought in close to $8 billion for the firm.
Although GTA V wasn’t a slouch in that regard, with over 150 million copies sold, most of that value comes from “Shark Card” micro-transactions for the game’s constantly updated online mode.
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Hearsay is always flying (as with any property this large), but the more credible rumors we’ve heard state that the game will be set in Vice City, a Miami-analog city, and that it will utilize incredible new technology (particularly in regards to NPC behavior), and that it will keep the multiple protagonist’s gimmicks from Grand Theft Auto V.
Rapper 50 Cent might have a part in the game, and as per rumors, GTA 6 will feature parkour movement similar to that in games like Sleeping Dogs.