God Of War 3: Expensive… but great?

March 9, 2010

I’m sure many of you have heard about the vast amount of money spent on making the third installment of God Of War.

No? Ok then, $44 million, yes $44 million has been spent on the title.

God of War III cost Sony Santa Monica US$44 million to make, according to director of product development John Hight.

“We are stamping discs now, so we’re effectively done. Just got a couple of countries that we’re finishing up on this week and we spent $44 million to make God of War III,” explained director of product development John Hight in an interview with Giant Bomb.

“Believe it or not, that’s right within budget.”

A lot of that budget went towards growing the development team to more than four times that which worked on the original God of War.

“We finished up God of War II with roughly 60 people which was more than double God of War I and now we’ve finished off God of War III with 132 people,” Hight said, adding: “The biggest area that we grew was graphics on the art side.”

We all know that great games aren’t always the ones that have cost the most. So the question is, will God Of War 3 live up to expectations?

We’ll give you a review as soon as we get our hands on it!


Rock Band 3 Announced!

March 9, 2010

That’s right, Rock Band 3 has been officially announced! Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman has confirmed the title, which has been set for release “this holiday season”.

The announcement came unofficially during a conference this morning, but has been confirmed by various Harmonix staff tweets on Twitter, so don’t worry, it’s not a fake call!

The announcement has also since been announced on Rock Band’s Facebook group, which reads “Harmonix is developing Rock Band 3 for worldwide release this holiday season! The game, which will be published by MTV Games and distributed by Electronic Arts, will innovate and revolutionize the music genre once again, just as Harmonix did with the original Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and The Beatles: Rock Band. Stay tuned for more details!”

Guess we’ll have to wait for any specific news on the games features, but at least we know it’s coming!