According to the Wall Street Journal, StarCraft II has cost Blizzard over $100 million to make. This easily makes it one of the most expensive video games in history.
This might sound like an incredibly large amount to spend on development, but Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick believes the game will generate between $500 million to $1 billion in profit.
However, the proof, as they say, is in the pudding and when the game launches next week, we'll definitely be able to tell whether StarCraft II is all that.
Source: Wall Street Journal