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Cost in the $50 Million Range

Posted by Suzie Ford on Mar 10, 2011  | Comments

Cost in the $50 Million Range -

During a phone conference with investors, THQ THQ Executive Vice President and CFO Paul Pucino indicated that development costs for Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millenium is projected to be in the range of fifty million dollars. Pucino refused to speculate as to the number of subscribers THQ would need to maintain to 'break even' but did say that a successful launch could keep a steady revenue stream for up to eight years.

After what Pucino saw as an investment year in the current fiscal period, he said he sees the next two fiscal years being characterized by growth for the company, driven by hit franchises, a transition to digital revenues, and a newly lean cost structure.

While that period will see one "major release" from THQ every quarter, Pucino also said the company is planning only one or two new AAA franchises each year, with sequels to those franchises spaced out every two or so years.

Read more at Gamasutra.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom