Blizzard Starcraft cost more than $ 100 million

The cost of continuation of the popular real-time strategy StarCraft accounted for developer company Blizzard[t:tag slug=blizzard-entertainment]Blizzard Entertainment over $ 100 million, according to Gamespot with reference to the Wall Street Journal.

Named amount - the cost just to develop the game, the marketing budget is unknown. Continued divided into 3 parts, the first of which - StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - will be released on July 27.

With a budget of $ 100 million Starcraft II managed to get around in terms of budget Gran Turismo 5 ($ 60 million) and on par with the most expensive video game to date - Grand Theft Auto IV.

Previously executive director of Activision Blizzard Kotik Bobby (Bobby Kotick) StarCraft named one of the seven foundations of success “of the company. The other six - are projects Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, World of Warcraft, Diablo, has not yet announced MMO-Project Blizzard and intellectual property rights of the company Bungie, the developer Halo. Kotik said that each of these projects has great potential and could bring the publisher to a billion dollars of profit.

The first part of StarCraft came out 12 years ago and became one of the most popular games for personal computers. Number of copies sold worldwide to date more than 11 million.

20 July 2010

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