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Red Dead Redemption's Price Tag Said To Top $100 Million

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Posted May 19, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

Red Dead Redemption

According to Britain's Daily Mail, the final price tag for the development and release of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption is over 100 million dollars. Specifically, the British paper writes: "Makers Rockstar Games are thought to have spent up to $100 million on the long-awaited project."

I hate to seem cynical, but an unsupported quote (who, exactly, thinks Rockstar spent that much?) of a huge, round number sets off my BS detectors a bit. Any number thrown out by any arm of the entertainment industry needs to be looked at skeptically, plus, Supposedly, Grand Theft Auto 4 cost the same amount, and Red Dead uses the GTA 4 engine, which would suggest it could have been made cheaper.

In any case, the game is out now, and analysts expect it to top 4 million units sold. At $60 a throw, that's still a hefty profit, even if the game did cost $100 million to build and market.

Are you one of the four million expected purchasers? I am. I only got to try it out for an hour or so last night, but I am on the hook for this game. It starts pretty slowly, but even the "boring" tutorial missions where you're learning to ride a horse and shoot a gun are captivating in their own way, and the graphics are mind-blowing. There is such a sense of place in the game and a feeling of a real world there. Just amazing.

Source: Daily Mail

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