We know what you're thinking: How expensive can a video game actually be to make? It's not like they've got actors to pay or sets to build or stuff to actually blow up or whatever? Well... You'd be surprised.
First of all, if you've never heard of Destiny and have no idea what it is, don't worry, because by the end of 2014, it's likely you'll have heard of little else. Created by Bungie (the folk who brought Halo into the world) and published by Activision (the Call Of Duty and Guitar Hero franchises, among countless others), Destiny is being described as a "Shared World Shooter". Not quite wanting to tie themselves down with the Massively Multiplayer Online title, instead it's going to be a first person shooter that will incorporate some-but-not-all of the characteristics of an MMO game.
Before we drop the price-tag of this new project, up until now, the five most expensive games of all time were as follows:
5 - Max Payne 3 (2012) - $105 million
4 - Final Fantasy VII (1997) - $145 million
3 - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) - $200 million
2 - Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011) - $250 million
1 - Grand Theft Auto V (2013) - $265 million
Not exactly cheap, with some rivaling and surpassing even the most expensive movies Hollywood has made. And then Destiny comes along, with it's reported $500 million price-tag, and completely blows them all out of the water.
That's right. FIVE. HUNDRED. MILLION. Will it be worth the monetary risk? We don't have too much longer to wait, as Destiny will hit PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 9th this year.