Did BioShock: Infinite cost $200 million to make? Not according to Irrational Games' Ken Levine, who has debunked a report from the New York Times that suggests as much.
"The estimated cost of the project is upward of $100 million, not including marketing expenses, which could add another $100 million," writes The New York Times
, citing unnamed analysts as the source.
That would have put it alongside Grand Theft Auto IV
(~$100m), Gran Turismo 5
(a reported $80m) and Shenmue
($70m) as one of the most expensive games of all time. But Levine responded to the report on Twitter, suggesting that it's hogwash.Writes the creative
, "200 million for Infinite? Did someone send some checks to the wrong address?"BioShock: Infinite
is right around the corner, releasing on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 26.