Most Expensive Software



Most Expensive Software

We live in the world of computers and information technology where the technology is fastly changing our lives and most of us have a basic idea of what software. Software is a piece of code that is installed on the computer to perform certain tasks.

Here are some of the most expensive softwares that are ever made today.

  1. Unreal Engine: This is a gaming engine that is developed by Epic Games which is a leading name in the first person shooting games. This engine has been written entirely in C++ and has a high degree of portability for the developers all over the world. Some of the games that have been developed on this engine include Duke Nukem Manhattan Project, Mobile Forces and Nerf Arena Blast. The licensing costs of this software are not announced publically but they are in excess of $750,000.
  2. Cry engine 2: This software suite is used to make first person shooting games. Many popular gaming titles such as Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Blue Mars, etc. have been made using this engine. This engine was made by NVIDIA as the technology demonstration utility that could run games on their graphics cards. Upon seeing its potential this engine was transformed into a full-fledged SDK that could be used by game developers to develop their own versions of first person shooting games. This is one the most expensive softwares that is sold till date and its licence is available for $500,000.
  3. Renderware SDK: This is an API for 3D applications and graphics rendering engine that is used in a number of video games and virtual reality browsers. This expensive beauty is made by Criterion Games and it can cost anything above $250,000.
  4. Source Engine: This is a 3D gaming engine that is developed by Valve Corporation and has delivered hits like Counter Strike and Half Life. You can also obtain the license of this gaming engine for anything above $200,000.
  5. VxWorks: This is real time operating system that is manufactured and marketed by Wind River Software. This software is made for the embedded systems and has a licence cost of in excess of $200,000.
  6. Softimage Face Robot: This is a 3D computer graphics rendering application that is developed by Autodesk. This application is widely used in advertising and video game movies where computer generated objects are used. The licensing cost of this software is about $95,000.
  7. Core Impact PRO: This software is produced by the Core Security Solutions which is a prominent company in the field of IT security and testing. This is the flagship product of the company and has licensing fees of $50,000.
  8. Adobe Acrobat Capture 3: This software was made in 1996 and was the most the expensive software at that time. This software can be purchased today for $20,000.
  9. Autodesk Maya: This is a 3D rendering software that is widely used in the animation and graphics industry. This software is developed by Alias System and has a price tag of $11,000.
  10. AutoCAD: This is a CAD (Computer aided Design) application that is widely used for making 2D and 3D drawings of buildings and other things. This software is widely used by the engineers and architects mostly. This software is made by Autodesk Inc. and has a price tag of $8500.