How Much Did You Say? Your Guide to VR Game Development Cost | GameAce

What Goes Into the Cost of VR Game Development?

Without a doubt, the biggest costs of making a game go into the time invested by the development team, i.e. salaries for staff and compensation for partners and contractors. Here is a breakdown of the process and people involved in it:

Planning

Preliminary work

Active development

Testing

Post-Development

Other costs:

Software & Hardware. Making a professional title requires professional software, which can carry exorbitant licensing costs for a company. Additionally, an assortment of hardware (computers, equipment, VR headsets, etc.) is essential for anyone aiming to make a VR game.

How Much does a VR Game Cost in Total?

  • Horror games are a very popular genre in VR, and their costs typically fall into the range of $30,000 — $90,000.
  • MMORPGs (Massively multiplayer online role-playing games) require much more development than most other categories, and total costs often add up to $100,000-$150,000.

Virtual Reality Game Development Services

Given the many factors contributing to a VR title’s cost, it is difficult to put a price tag on a potential virtual reality release simply based on its genre, platform, and duration. However, this does not mean that it is impossible to get an estimate before you release the product. With the help of experienced specialists who have analyzed such games before and consider all relevant factors, it should be possible to get a fairly close estimate of how much the release will cost.

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