Beyond: Two Souls Didn't Cost As Much to Make As You Think
Posted by Sammy Barker
A hard bargain
Ellen Page is not exactly a small name in Hollywood. The inclusion of the Academy Award nominee in Beyond: Two Souls has prompted some to question the budget of Quantic Dream’s ambitious PlayStation 3 exclusive, but according to game director David Cage, the title has cost just €20 million (£16.9 million / $27 million) to produce.
That may look like an enormous sum on paper, but it’s a miniscule figure compared to Grand Theft Auto V’s dizzying $265 million (£170 million) budget. Granted, the latter includes marketing costs, but we doubt that the supernatural thriller will exceed $50 million (£31 million) with those additional expenses included. That should leave it in a good position to turn a profit.
In fact, the Parisian company announced earlier in the year that Heavy Rain grossed over $100 million (£62 million), making it a “very profitable” endeavour for the company overall. The game sold three million copies in total, a number that its spiritual successor should have very little trouble matching. Is the ghostly release on your wishlist? Let us know in the comments section below.