If you had to take a guess, how high would you say Grand Theft Auto IV's
development budget went? We'll wait for your answer ... Have a guess? Good. Now this is where we tell you that GTAIV
's producer Leslie Benzies "hazards a guess" that GTAIV
took around $100 million to create. A number that, if true, would make it the most expensive game to develop ever beating out longtime record holder Shenmue
which rang up a $70 million development bill back in the Dreamcast days. But don't feel bad for team Rockstar and their (potential) $100 million GTAIV
development debt, because it's 98.5% certain that they already made their money back plus a hefty profit. Liberty City works money magic.