In an interview with French publication Le Figaro, David Cage (head of Quantic Dream Studios) has revealed the development budget for the upcoming Beyond: Two Souls is approximately $27 million USD (20 million Euros). By comparison, the budget for Heavy Rain was about $23 million USD without marketing and promotion. Despite the fact that big name actors like Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe are involved with the project, the budget seems pretty low – particularly in comparison with giants like Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V which just set the record at $265 million.
david_cageWhile the $27 million doesn’t include marketing, we can project the final costs based on Heavy Rain‘s marketing and promotion costs which were reportedly around $20 million USD. With the added bonus of the all-star casting, combined with the fact Beyond: Two Souls is a new venture into that fabled land of “interactive entertainment” for Quantic Dream – we can expect the costs to hit the $50 million mark fairly easily.
Knowing that Heavy Rain made over $135 million in sales suggests Beyond: Two Souls could possibly double that figure as the anticipation for the PS3 exclusive has already gained a lot of steam. However, the October release is up against other titles like Batman: Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4.
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Beyond: Two Souls is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 3 on October 8, 2013.