GTA IV Cost MS $75 Million

This is another Michael Pachter soundbite so salt can be liberally pinched but if it is correct… wowzers! According the Grand Wizard Of Foresight, Microsoft paid Rockstar $75 million to take GTA IV from PS3 exclusive to multi-format.

“GTA IV was going to be a PS3 exclusive, but Microsoft paid Rockstar and Take-Two to make it a non-exclusive, and they paid them a lot,” said Pachter.

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“The number I’ve heard, and I’m sure this is right, is $75m, and that probably includes the funding for the first DLC packs too. It’s more than the $50m that people talk about.”

Casting the spell ‘Gossipy Chit-Chat Fantabulosa’, Grand Wizard P continued his story and told that Sony asked Rockstar for something else exclusive and were told about a ‘Zombie game’. Unfortunately Dead Rising and Left 4 Dead arrived so the project was canned and they came up with the idea of The Agent.

This probably explains why ‘The Agent’ has been very low on the radar – work probably did not start on it until GTA IV was finished.

Source: Eurogamer

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