Top 10 Most Expensive Softwares in The World

Take a look at the below List of Top 10 Most Expensive Softwares in The World 2017. Software is a collection of computer programs with related data used to operate computers and other such devices. Most people spend a lot of time on the computers or their cell phone or tablet. As the use of software for games, information, or operating companies increases, so does the demand for newer and more innovative software. Computers have so many uses now. The majority of businesses use some form of electronics. Retail stores, airports, banks, and even governments run much of their day to day business with computerized programs. Every bit of this requires software. The more complicated the transactions required, the more that software costs. So, let’s look at some of the most expensive software in the World in 2017.

List of Top 10 Most Expensive Softwares in The World 2017

10. AutoCAD

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This software is used for computer-aided design (CAD). It was created by engineers and architects to produce two- and three-dimensional images and is popular for designing building such as factories. With this tool, one can envision all of the modeling and restructuring scenarios for a structure. Autodesk Plant Design Suite is one of AutoCAD’s premium products and one of the most expensive, at a cost of $9500.

9. Autodesk Maya

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This is a three-dimensional graphics software developed by Autodesk and is available in English, Japanese, and Chinese. The name “Maya” is derived from Hindu script. It is used in the film industry for better graphics and animation. The software addresses all of the designing and graphics needs and is used by many companies for the developmental phase of game designing

Walt Disney Feature Animation collaborated closely on Maya’s development during the production of its movie “Dinosaur”. Disney asked that the user interface be personalized so that a personal workflow could be used. This feature is part of the reason that Maya it is so popular.

8. Adobe Acrobat Capture 3.0


This software is no longer available but has certainly been included as one of the most expensive. Its tools and functions are now available in Adobe Reader and Acrobat Pro. Adobe Acrobat 3.0 was used to handle PDF files. Released in 1996, it was the most expensive software then. After careful consideration and analyzing the market, Adobe decided to discontinue it but will honor all support commitments at the company website At a cost of $20,000 it really was expensive.

7. The CORE Impact Pro


This is a product of Core Security Settings company, which offers security testing and measurement of software products and services. It is a desktop application that tracks of penetrations and cyber attacks and scans the underlying data to see if the system is susceptible to security breaches. That is a lot for a software to do. Since security is important not only to companies who do not want to have their secrets exposed to other companies but also to individuals who do not wish to have their personal information stolen, CORE Impact Pro is a gem. It identifies security issues and executes remediation efforts. It certainly is worth its hefty price of $50,000.

6. Softimage Face Robot


As the name suggests, Softimage Face Robot is a three-dimensional graphics application that is used to make computer graphics and animated characters look more real. It is used for animated games and movies. It creates virtual characters and visual effects. Generalized Attribute Transfer Operator (GATOR) allows fast production. It is also made by Autodesk. You would expect a software of this caliber to have an expensive price tag, and it does at $90,000.

5. VxWorks

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VxWorks was developed by Wind River Systems of Alameda, CA and first came out in 1987. It works with Linux and UNIX systems on “host” machines. It is a real-time operating system (RTOS) written in Ada, C, C++, and Java. VxWorks is a multi-tasking software for microprocessor systems and has been used for aircraft design, space crafts, programmable controllers, communication networks, and various robots. Some of its main features are multitasking kernel, fast interrupt response, IPV6, SMP and AMP support, Error handling framework and round robin scheduling. As you may imagine, for software of this type and with its use in such demanding scenarios, the price is quite hefty. This has a cost of $199,000.
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4. Source Engine


For the gamers out there, this software will be of interest to you. The making of games requires the use of specific gaming platforms, real world physics, state of the art technologies, and visually appealing features. Source Engine is a 3D game engine produced by the Valve Corporation and was created for first-person shooting games, starting off with Counter Strike and then was used in Half-Life 2. It also has Source Filmmaker, an editing software working within the Source Engine. This tool has been used in ‘Left for Dead Series’ and ‘Portal 2’. One interesting thing is that Source Engine has continuous updates instead of new versions. The key features include 3D bump mapping and dynamic 3D wound, blended skeletal animation, water flow effect, distributed map compiler, and high dynamic range rendering. With such dramatic effects and the popularity of this type of games, it carries a price tag of $200,000.

3. RenderWare SDK


This is also a software used in video games. What makes PC games unique is the innovative use of graphics and various technologies that make use of real and life like environments in order to make them more enjoyable to play. Rederware has done its part in this arena. Created by Criterion Games, it is used for creating virtual worlds and became important to this industry by providing a suitable solution for PS2 programming for graphics. It is a cross-platform tool that works on both Windows and Apple. It runs on different video game consoles like Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and is massively used by the game developers. Some of its key features include widely cross-platform use, night vertex colors, various frames and custom materials, and supports numerous RW plugins. The price of this software? $ 250,000.

2. CryEngine 3


Cry Engine 2 is one the most expensive softwares it is used to make first person shooting games. A number of gaming entrepreneurs and production companies have been using various versions of this software from time to time. CryENGINE was developed by Crytek, initially for the demonstration of technology but later it was turned into game developing software. After the first two versions of CryEngine, CryEngine 3 was released in 2009. It works with works on Microsoft Windows, Xbox and Play station 3. After its release, the company came out with many improvements to the software. A new demo version was shown in 2010, and another in 2011. With this version, using the improvements and innovations in the software, it was used for training in Navy by making a virtual dock of the ship. The cost of this software is a whopping $5,00,000.

1. Unreal Engine


Unreal Engine is awarded as the best game engine by Game Developer Magazine Front Line Awards 2011. It is a popular game developing engine for first-person shooting games. It was developed by Epic Games, a prominent name in the world of first-person shooting games. It is the most commonly used software in the game developing word with its code in C++. Some of the popular games using this software are Duke Nukem Manhattan Project, Mobile Forces, and Nerf Arena Blast. The latest edition to this software is Unreal Engine 4. It has also been used to develop virtual environments for films other than games. Unreal Engine integrated rendering, collision detection, AI, visibility, networking, scripting, and file system management into one complete engine. Unreal Engine became popular due to the modular engine architecture and the inclusion of a scripting language called UnrealScript, which made it easy to modify. This software will hit your pocket for $750,000.

These are the Top 10 Most Expensive Softwares in The World 2017. The complexity of video games and their life-like graphics would not be possible without software of this kind and many of the games made possible by these types of software are wildly popular. Given the application usability for other modes such as the creation of a virtual environment, the possibilities are endless. This type of software could be used to train police officers, firefighters, and military personnel. Of course, you can see from the prices of the discussed softwares that it is a costly endeavor.