‘Infinite’ Reasons to Spend $200 Million?

Most Craved: The game isn't even in release yet but 'Bioshock Infinite' may already be making history!

Michael Langley by Michael Langley


If you believe the Hollywood press, The Avengers was built with a $220 million dollar budget. Well stand aside movie studios, BioShock Infinite from Irrational Games might cost a staggering $200 million!

The days of 64-bit budgets are clearly behind us. But this news from Crave's gaming site Destructoid has more than a few jaws hitting the old pavement. 

Around $100M was spent on Infinite's production and as much as another $100 will be spent on marketing. Remember when we were all gobsmacked that Gears of War cost $10 million?

There is a general expectation that games will become a cinematic experience that could suplant traditional viewing of TV and movies for sheer immersion experience, but this news is hard to swallow for even the most forward-looking gamer.

What do you think? Is the expense justified?


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