Sony has spent a lot of money on God of War: Ascension. How much? $50 million apparently.
In an interview with German site 20 Minuten, the figure is reported to be that much, however, it’s not clear whether that includes the development cost along with the marketing costs.
They do mention “entwicklung” repeatedly, which means “development” in English.
This should not be a surprise though, since God of War 3 costed the same and went on to sell around 5 million copies. The sales of Ascension probably won’t match that, but Sony should be able to cover the development costs at least.
“For God of War: Ascension a mid double-digit million amount was invested,” lead producer Whitney Wade said. (Via rough translation)
These budgets are nothing compared to some of the other games out there like Grand Theft Auto 4 or Modern Warfare 3.