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Shenmue: Most expensive game to ever be produced.
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Shenmue: Most expensive game to ever be produced.
This is pretty well known, but for some not so much, people who have never played the game would be shocked at how much was spent and put into it.

It's not wonder Sega failed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmXVco0Bkyk

The cost, of both the Saturn and Dreamcast version went up to $70,000,000, and of course with 2012 inflation, that's £9.84 million.

And I believe the second version went up to about that much as well.

The sad thing is, the only way we'd ever see a third game is if a very dedicated Sega fan won the lottery...
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11-06-2012 03:05 AM
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RE: Shenmue: Most expensive game to ever be produced.
Some old gold right here. This is one of those things that was viral 10 years ago, then people just forgot.

Edit: It's only $47,000,000, not $70,000,000

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/33329...JglEcUxr5w
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RE: Shenmue: Most expensive game to ever be produced.
(11-06-2012 03:05 AM)retrolinkx Wrote:  This is pretty well known, but for some not so much, people who have never played the game would be shocked at how much was spent and put into it.

It's not wonder Sega failed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmXVco0Bkyk

The cost, of both the Saturn and Dreamcast version went up to $70,000,000, and of course with 2012 inflation, that's £9.84 million.

And I believe the second version went up to about that much as well.

The sad thing is, the only way we'd ever see a third game is if a very dedicated Sega fan won the lottery...

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RE: Shenmue: Most expensive game to ever be produced.
(11-06-2012 05:51 AM)DidYouKnowGaming Wrote:  Some old gold right here. This is one of those things that was viral 10 years ago, then people just forgot.

Edit: It's only $47,000,000, not $70,000,000

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/33329...JglEcUxr5w

$47,000,000 was the cost of the Dreamcast version, the Saturn version was near completion before Sega just said to put it on the Dreamcast, so they already spent about $23,000,000 making the Saturn version, then just ported it.

Oh, and also, another Did you know.

In Ryo's house, in the main room, there is a TV, and under the TV in a cupboard is a Sega Saturn. The game is set in 1986, which is about 8 years before the release of the Sega Saturn. The Saturn is a reference to the fact that Shenmue was meant to be on the Saturn, before it was ported, and this is a little homage to that.
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RE: Shenmue: Most expensive game to ever be produced.
(11-06-2012 05:46 PM)retrolinkx Wrote:  $47,000,000 was the cost of the Dreamcast version, the Saturn version was near completion before Sega just said to put it on the Dreamcast, so they already spent about $23,000,000 making the Saturn version, then just ported it.

Nope. Was just an embellishment of the truth.
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RE: Shenmue: Most expensive game to ever be produced.
Oh well, it was still incredibly expensive at the time.
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