The record-setting number does include standard costs, like marketing, packaging, and royalties. But still, the amount is massive.
The game, expected to launch on Xbox and PlayStation consoles later this year, is the first major release from Bungie since the Halo franchise.
Due out this fall, the next installment in the popular Skylanders franchise will feature characters that have swappable tops and bottoms.
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The company can now buy back Vivendi's shares without holding a shareholder vote on the matter.
Vivendi's $8.2 billion sale was all set to go before a shareholder filed suit requesting a vote on the matter.
That's the same price that retailers have promised to sell upgraded titles for on new consoles.
Game giant Activision Blizzard is taking back the firm's controlling stake in deals worth more than $8 billion.
Activision's Eric Hirshberg shows the new Call of Duty: Ghosts game for the Xbox One, including a behind-the-scenes look at the graphics engine powering the new game.
The games company's head has put the boot into Nintendo, declaring its latest console a bit of a let down.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick says his company has witnessed "slower-than-expected adoption" of Nintendo's new game console.