Lately, the games industry has been producing increasingly expensive games — this is reflected in their prices: in 2020, with the arrival of PlayStation 5, games went from US$ 60 to US$ 70 at retail. God of War Ragnarök, for example, may have cost $200 million to make.
A report by The Guardian has revealed the alleged costs of developing AAA PlayStation titles for the PS5. The new chapter of the adventure of Kratos and Atreus would be in the house of US$ 200 million. The English tabloid itself recalls God of War III (PS3), in which Sony would have disbursed US$ 44 million to create.
Development costs skyrocketed: God of War III (2010), an extremely expensive game for its time, cost $44 million. Modern PS5 games like God of War Ragnarök can cost around $200 million.
The article in the British newspaper was an interview with Shuhei Yoshida, head of PlayStation Indies. The Japanese executive also imagined that a future dominated by games as a service (GaaS) would be “a little boring”.
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