Red Steel Development Costs
Ubisoft have announced the development costs for the anticipated Wii game, Red Steel.
According to the The french publisher and developer, the development costs for the highly anticipated first person shooter will be approximately $12.75 million. Now that might sound like a lot of money for most of you, and it sure is, but if you compare it to the costs for a Xbox 360 or Playstation game it isn't much at all. In fact, Ubisoft have stated that developing games for Sony or Microsoft's consoles could cost three to four times more.
Ubisoft also mentioned that most gamers will use around 13 hours to complete the main game.
So, what benefits will we get out of the low development costs? Well, when the games is cheap to develop, it will make it easier for smaller companies to get into the Business, so we'll probably see more games because of the low costs.
Red Steel is scheduled for a released at the Wii launch day later this year.
13 hours to complete the main game , thats not as long as i expected. and with games being so cheap, im not supprised ubisoft is making so many games for the Wii.
PS3 and Xbox360, expensive to buy and develope.