|Chris Hu said:
Don`t know how they spent $100m on Too Human. I enjoyed the game, but in no way did it feel like a $100m game.
Oh and kinda surprised that FF9 was cheaper to develop than 7, especially since I think 9 was much the better game.
Too Human was that expensive because it had numerous development cycles it started out as a PS1 game then a Gamecube game before it landed on the 360.
The PS1 and Gamecube parts were mostly art and FMV. The game was mostly in the concept stage back then which didn't factor in much. The $100 Million is also wrong though.
Microsoft budgeted $80 Million for the whole Too Human trilogy. The first game cost at least $30-35 Million to develop on the Xbox 360 plus what ever the advertising budget was ($10M?), plus Silicon Knights was ordered to pay $9 Million to Epic over the Unreal Engine 3 dispute. With more than half their budget gone with the first game and with little to no return MS decided to axe the rest of the trilogy.