GTA IV budget said to be near $100 million

Following this week’s release of the long awaited Grand Theft Auto IV, recent reports emanating from many corners of the internet comment that GTA IV could have cost Rockstar almost $100 million over the course of its production.

It’s like making a theatre production, a few movies and an album all to fit into one package,” Benzies told the Times Online. The site itself then goes onto commet that Benzies said he really does not have a clue how much GTA IV cost to make but said he hazards a guess at $100m.

We’re constantly competing against ourselves,” comments Benzies. “If something isn’t exactly right, it comes out of the game or gets fixed.

The cost of the game is likely to raise even higher as the upcoming DLC gets worked on at Rockstar. That should be release later this year on the Xbox 360 if everything goes to plan.

If you are looking for another game that cost a company anywhere near that much to make you have to go all the way to Shenmue, which was released for the Dreamcast in 2000 and cost Sega around $70 million to produce.