Activision spent $100 million on Starcraft II development

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    Damn. That's a lot. For reference, GTA IV is, as of now, the game with the highest development costs ever made (Shenmue is in second). This may soon beat it or at least tie it. Regardless, looks like Shenmue is going to #3.
     


  2. monkat

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    Aaaaahhh shenmue...you were the final nail in sega's coffin, weren't you?
     
  3. Satangel

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    Hopefully it pays off, it's a big risk to make that kind of costs on a PC only game....
     
  4. Juanmatron

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    More than Shenmue?
     
  5. IBNobody

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    It's a PC only game that can run on even lower end PC's. It's very deep and addictive. Its predecessor has a huge worldwide following. It's Korea's unofficial national sport.

    On the flip side... Who still talks about Warcraft 3?
     
  6. nutella

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    ahh, they can easily make that back. everyone in korea is guaranteed to buy the game already.
     
  7. Master Mo

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    At least it was a diamond nail [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Shenmue [​IMG]

    It shows, that Activision is passionate about the title and also that they are sure about its commercial success! IMO not a bad thing at all...
     
  8. bazzi_h

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  9. .Chris

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    yeah
     
  10. Scott-105

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    If they did spend that much, it should be a really good game.
     
  11. .Chris

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    i guess so
     
  12. Splych

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    no one i know .
    my cousins play it from time to time (more like DoTA).
    that's all Warcraft is known for to me xD.
     
  13. BakuFunn

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    Screw Activision. They didn't do shit.
    Blizzard made it happen. Activision just corrupted Blizzard like hell, just developing that World of WarCrap. They scrapped Ghost for WoW, and guess why Diablo III is in such slow development with barely any attention. Activision bought Blizzard and showed Blizzard what money is like. Now, all Blizzard does is spend most of their man-hours to develop on that piece of crap. They killed Blizzard. Why does Battlenet 2.0 not have chat channels? LAN? What's with the stupid unnecessary Facebook integration? All to appeal to the mass consumer, all Activision's doing. They wanted to create a more user-friendly network, so they scrapped chat channels. Fuck. They wanted to eliminate every form of piracy (which will never happen anyways) so they took away LAN. Double fuck. Then, their craptastic ladder system pits C- iccup players in the Diamond league, letting them cheese away.

    Well, I have to give it to Activision for giving Blizzard all this money to develop games.

    That 60$ for StarCraft II isn't that hard to justify now, is it?



    By the way, it's a great game.


    EDIT: Less Activision hate, more truth.
     
  14. Ferrariman

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    Korea's gonna be all over this shit.
     
  15. DSGamer64

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    No, SC2 won't run on lower end computers. The game is hardware intensive, especially online playing where you can lag a lot, I had to run the beta at medium to not experience frame drops. And a lot of people still talk and play WC3, especially for the DOTA mod.

    People also need to consider that a portion of this game development budget has been sunk into the Battle.net system and the whole online play that Blizzard has had to create for it. This game will feature more online options, as well as a communication system that will allow you to talk to friends in either Diablo 3 or World of WarCraft. Blizzard has sunk a ton of cash into the online upgrades and I am sure there will be far more features then what I have seen in the beta. There will be player ratings and probably different styles of games just like the original.
     
  16. DSGamer64

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    Yeah, Diablo 3 won't get worked on until the other games Blizzard is developing are finished, so it isn't Activisions fault that WoW's expansion and SC2 were priority, especially from a financial gains perspective. No doubt once SC2 is done that team will move on to progress Diablo 3 more though. Kinda hard to make 3 really big games all at once ya know. You also have to consider that there are 2 extension games for SC2 that will be in the works as well for Zerg and Protoss campaigns to be released later, I am sure the core SC2 team will be working on those once with Battle.net system is running and SC2 is off the ground.
     
  17. Guild McCommunist
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    I said Shenmue was already beaten by GTA IV. Shenmue cost roughly $70 million to make (this included the sequel as well); GTA IV cost $100 million. This is about on-par with GTA IV.
     
  18. naglaro00

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    @the other guy: it runs on lower end PCs!? [​IMG]
     
  19. Theraima

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    No way Activision did anything in this. I just wont buy it. Blizzard did do it mostly, no doubt.


    I call bullshit too.
     
  20. updowners

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    Too Human... But this is by Blizzard so I think it should be good even though I'm not in to RTS games.