There was an interview posted on AutoWeek.com
in which they talk with Kazunori Yamauchi, one of the brains behind the upcoming Gran Turismo 5
. Near the end he mentions that the game has cost $60 million dollars to create. Granted this appears to have been some quick math on their part (not official) but it got me wondering:
Do you think that this PS3-exclusive racing title will be able to ship enough units to make up for it? I know that the games have been big in the past and this one appears to pack a ton of content, too. Is there enough of a fan base to make the 5 year, $60 million development worth it? Or, on a side note, is 5 years too long of a development cycle for a video game?
Feel free to comment and leave your thoughts.