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Levine rubbishes claims that BioShock: Infinite cost $220m

Irrational Games boss Ken Levine has rubbished reports that BioShock: Infinite cost upwards of $200m to produce.

The number comes from a New York Times article which alleged that development costs reached $100m with marketing coming in at an additional $100m.

This sounds far-fetched, and indeed Levine took to Twitter to scoff at the talk saying: "200 million for Infinite? Did someone send some checks to the wrong address?"

Indeed, a development budget of $100m would put BioShock Infinite right up there with the most expensive games ever made. A report in 2010 alleged that at the time Grand Theft Auto IV was the most expensive game ever developed at $100m followed by Gran Turismo ($80m), Shenmue ($70m), Too Human ($60m+) and Metal Gear Solid 4 ($60m).

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