Game Industry is really going very fast, we notice the changes of graphic so much and it’s getting better and better. Let’s say Horizon Zero Dawn, which is already sold about 3.5 million copies. So, why Guerilla Games eager to build a fascinating world of Horizon Zero Dawn, and with that kind of graphic, how much is this cost?
Horizon Zero Dawn costs around USD 47 million. It’s such a huge amount for a game, while the most expensive porn movie budget is at USD 8 million. Compare to how much the customers of these two kind of industry, porn has gain higher customers than games.
So what makes game producer expenses that much of money? In the case of Guerilla Games, they branded Horizon Zero Dawn as risky game, yet in the end was a big success. It’s part of their brainstorming of “had enough KillZone” idea which then brought them to Horizon.
Anyway, both porn and game is short and only based on story, when it reached the end, you stop playing. Of course, they can inject it with Events to make it more interesting for players to play it again. It’s more interesting with Guerilla Games , a team of 270 people, that make a game outside of their genre in which they have been success with KillZone anyway.
“Pirates” is the american pornographic action-adventure film with the first budget at USD 1 million and the sequel at USD 8 million. Well, Jesse Jane, Teagan Presley and Devon there, who doesn’t want to watch. But porn industry is much tougher than Game Industry. The competition is huge, and the preferences is unbelievably vast, the sacrifice of the people to make things different is unthinkable, take Sasha Grey as the example.
If that is not enough ensuring, let’s compare the most expensive game budget in the history with the most expensive movie budget in mankind history.
We are talking about Grand Theft Auto V. So how much is the cost to build a game complicated as GTA V? It hits roughly at USD 265 million, and it hits USD 1 billion in sales. This game is totally expanding and growing. A lot of gamers still play this game, and this game offers a lot of activities and a badass experiences. Do what you got to do, play as you want to play, be a bad person or a good person, well but mostly bad.
Let’s compare this to the Pirates of Caribbean : On Stranger Tides (2011), it costs around USD 397 million. Do you see huge money here? Yes, but it stops there. Once you done with the movie you stop there. Meanwhile, games are still growing with sales increasing over time. So maintaining that sales, games producers will take their game to another level by increasing, improving everything which will cost them money over time too.
With all these considerations, games are much costly than porn or even blockbuster movies. Even though, as many other businesses, you can’t maintain the success of every games, some games’ developer have to cease their games and refocus to new games because of the flat revenue from these games.
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