America's Army on a big budget
The US Army is reportedly spending approximately $7 million to develop its upcoming action game.
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The United States Army is spending approximately $7 million to develop America's Army, its upcoming action game, according to a report on CNN/Money. While this isn't a record-breaking budget for a game, it will almost certainly be the most expensive game ever given away for free. The Army also plans to continue the game project for five years after the game's initial release this summer.
America's Army was announced last month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The game is powered by Epic's Unreal 3D engine, and it will include role-playing elements and a team-based multiplayer mode. The Army plans to distribute the game for free over the Internet. For more information about America's Army, take a look at our in-depth impressions of the game.