Halo Infinite Rumored to be Most Expensive Video Game in History

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  1. Madmick

    Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Halo Infinite is reportedly the most expensive video game project ever
    Half a billion with no marketing budget? If you recall this was the figure cited for Destiny when it was announced as the most expensive video game project in history back in 2013, but we later learned that 2/3 of that budget was promotional.

    There aren't many of them, but Xbox One X owners in particular will be delighted should this rumor prove true.
     
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    wasn't there supposed to be some Mech game called Halsey or something like that with an insane budget?
     
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    jojoRed Aint no stress on me, Lord.

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    More expensive usually means no risk is taken, so I dont expect this to push any boundaries.

    Atleast with Rockstar, they know their franchises will always sell, so they can afford to be more experimental.

    But Microsoft needs to this appeal to as many gamers as possible, and be a flagship game. I hope they can create something the fans actually want.
     
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    so with marketing it'll be 600-700 million???

    how are they going to re-coup that amount of money off one game?
     
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    U ever play Halo son?

    They got my money at midnight.
     
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    no one is saying Halo won't sell. But at 500mil without advertisement you are talking about almost two triple AAA budget for one game.

    I am thinking the budget is a bit overstated... the source is supposedly in question...
     
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    Pretty big risk coming off of Guardians, which sold well enough, but I believe has soured some folks on the franchise. I don't know if Halo is as big of a deal as it once was.
     
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    Destiny was supposedly hideously expensive to make, and it sucked.

    I don't care if a game's budget is $5 Million or $500 Million. I care if it is good.

    Witcher 3 cost $80 Million to make, and is far better than any of these games with budgets three or four times more.
     
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    I bought GOTY edition of Witcher 3. I cant wait to play it. I have it in my backlog.
     
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    Sounds totally legit
     
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    Better move it to your frontlog, amigo
     
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    I've been playing it since January and in the middle of my 2nd playthrough with over 250+ hours.

    Its as awesome as everyone says it is and undoubtedly the best game of this generation.
     
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    jojoRed Aint no stress on me, Lord.

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    I have Sekiro, a bunch of RE games, TLOU replay, Nier Automata, etc. Witcher 3 is a huge time sink whilst games like the RE games etc are fairly quick. Id rather savour W3. I remember skipping it for MGSV and Bloodborne and I dont regret that.
    I hope the game is as good as everyone says it is. If it is game of the generation, then its beating out masterpieces like Bloodborne, Legend of Zelda BOTW, Deus Ex MD, UC4, GOW etc and I find that hard to believe. I hope it does and turns out to be a surprise, I love amazing combat, and I hear the combat isnt as amazing as other action games.
     
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    Thats pretty impressive, but I also wonder how much of that is due to financial differences between Poland and the states. Like I just looked it up and the minimum wage in Poland is less than 600 bucks a month.
     
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    jojoRed Aint no stress on me, Lord.

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    Yup and CD is known for having pretty high turnover, and low salaries in comparison to other developers in Poland. Hell their glassdoor reviews are telling.

    But they do make great games, lol.
     
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    That makes sense. I played Witcher 3 over the course of a year. I took a lot of breaks to play online games. I thought it worked nicely that way. It was easy to put down and pick back up for me. The Hearts of Stone storyline was the only part that I couldn't put down and played straight through in like two days.
     
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    The thing is, I play a lot of games where the controls shift drastically. So to run on one game, you hold circle, and then other games its square or x, so I wouldnt mind playing this if it was easy to pick up and play if it used generic third person controls.

    And because its so big, you may feel like you dont remember something etc when you leave for a bit.
     
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    Its still pretty damn good.

    Much better than most RPGs.

    But yeah, I would hope 10-20 hour action games would have better 'action' than an RPG that many players have 500+ hours in.

    The highlights of Witcher 3 are the deep 'open world,' characters, storyline, and multiple endings throughout the main story, sidequests, and two huge DLCs.
     
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    Absolutely nothing unique about halo.

    Halo for me was the first decent fps that came to home console. But I was already well versed in quake and half life, unreal tournament...etc etc. Halo to me was old hat, nothing new shit.
     
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    If its not for the PC, i will not care.
     

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