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Report: 'Elder Scrolls Online' cost $200 million to produce

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Star Wars: The Old Republic reportedly cost BioWare and Electronic Arts $200 million to develop over the span of six year years and hundreds of developers. Could we see another budget busting MMORPG with The Elder Scrolls Online? One notable internet super sleuth made that claim Wednesday before quickly retracting it.

Superannuation, the anonymous internet sleuth who has been responsible for the discovery and leak of many news stories over the years and his latest concerns The Elder Scrolls Online.

"Happy 2014. Elder Scrolls Online apparently has a price tag of $200 million," he originally wrote on Twitter before it was later deleted.

The reason for the deletion hasn't been explained but, even if it is wrong, it's probably not too far off the mark. The development of MMORPGs has gotten notoriously expensive with Star Wars: The Old Republic and the now defunct Project Copernicus title from the now bankrupt and disbanded 38 Studios.

The Elder Scrolls Online is currently targeting an April 4 release date for the PC and June release for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. If there is one advantage that the title has over others it is that it will be available across three platforms.

Still, this would help explain the $15 a month subscription.

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Via: NeoGAF


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