Shadow of the Tomb Raider cost over $100 million to make

Eidos says that making Shadow of the Tomb Raider cost between $99-$133 million to make.

@anthony256
Published Sat, May 12 2018 9:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

The cost of AAA game development is at all time highs right now, with Shadow of the Tomb Raider costing upwards of $100 million to make.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider cost over $100 million to make | TweakTown.com

During a chat with GamesIndustry.biz, Shadow of the Tomb Raider developer Eidos Montreal said: "Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and other different AAA single-player games, cost $75 million to $100 million. And that's production only; it's close to $35 million on the promotion".

This shouldn't surprise anyone as games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider are complex to develop, have hundreds of people working across multiple studios to get it to market on multiple platforms, as well as the associated marketing costs ramping upwards of $35 million.

Will it be worth it? That's something we'll have to wait until September 24 to find out.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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