Metal Gear News
MGS4 $60 million? "YOU LIE!"
February 25, 2010 11:29 pm
That's pretty much the summary.
A gaming blog by the name of Digital Battle released a list of "Top 10 most expensive video games budgets ever" which listed Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots at #5 with $60 million. A lot of the gaming press to prove that they are reliable sources copied and pasted this list as news.
Apparently it was bullshit and in the middle of his break from eating Reese's Pieces, Kojima Production's Kenichiro Imaizumi cried OBJECTION! on the official Kojima Productions Twitter (translated by andriasang):
"Recently in the news, it's been written that MGS4's development costs crossed [$55-78 million]. It didn't cost that much. If it did cost that much, it would have been multiplatform. But, of course, the data can't fit."
For avoiding PR bullshit and simply saying "LOL NO" to not only the bullshit article by Digital Battle (which at the time of this posting, still hasn't edited their article), but also to the long-lived debate regarding Guns of the Patriots coming to Xbox 360. For being flat out honest in 140 characters or less, I hereby declare Kenichiro Imaizumi as the official BADASS of Kojima Productions.
Don't fuck with Ken.
SOURCE: andriasang, @kojima_pro, Digital Battle
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