America's Army may be the US military's most super-effective recruitment tool, but that kind of effectiveness comes at a price.
It's been revealed today that since first beginning the recruitment-tool-masquearading-as-a-game project in 2000, America's Army has cost the US military - well, really, the US tax payer - $32.8 million.
That's just a little over the game's expected outlay, which was originally touted as $7 million over five years.
$30 million is what you'd expect to pay for a bells and whistles, AAA blockbuster title, not a free-to-play online shooter. We're guessing the bulk of that cash has gone on marketing.
America's Army bill: $32.8 million [America's Army]