Halo 4 is by far Microsoft’s most expensive game ever made.
Speaking with Polygon, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer said Halo is a three billion dollar franchise and the “most important entertainment product in the company”.
And when asked whether Halo 4 was also the most expensive, He answered: “Absolutely. Nothing’s even close.”
According to Joystiq, Halo 3 development costs was $60 million, including marketing budget of about $30 million. Halo 3: ODST was 2007’s fastest-selling game with more than $300 million global sales in its first week. Overall, Halo is a $3 billion franchise.
Halo 4 comes out on November 6 exclusively for Xbox 360.
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