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Origin stated around 10 million budget for WC4,
what do you mean bought out before ? before WC3 ? I know WC3 sold more than double copies that WC4, I could not understand this at the time.
10 million might have been the original budget (possibly) but the game cost a lot more than that in the end and was heavily advertised as costing (at least) 12 million - even on game magazine covers.