Beyond: Two Souls has a budget 10% the size of GTA V

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Beyond Two Souls

All the interest is around GTA V at the moment and as it should be, this is the biggest game of this, and any other, generation and so there are a lot of eyeballs glued to its numbers.

The one big number we’ve spoken about before was that it had an incredible $266 million budget which is by far the biggest gaming budget ever.

But there is another highly anticipated title on the horizon and that is the PS3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls. This is David Cage’s next title after the highly acclaimed Heavy Rain and as such there is a lot of interest to see if he has been able to bottle that lightning a second time.

This new title however has more of a budget than before and as such he has been able to sign on Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe to add some star power to the title and yet his budget is still only around 10% of GTA’s budget.

In an interview with the French website, lefigaro, David confirms that the game is being fully funded by Sony to the tune of 20 million Euros, $27.5 million or R266 754 000.

It’s still a bucket load of money but just a drop in the ocean compared to GTA V. This isn’t surprising though as Quantic Dreams isn’t in the industry of making mass market games but rather appeal to smaller niche markets who are more interested in the depth of the story telling rather than the size and scale of the gameplay.

I personally can’t wait to see how Beyond: Two Souls turns out when it is released later this year.

Last Updated: September 23, 2013

Gavin Mannion

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