TheBigVlad wrote on Sep 5, 2021, 18:37:
A free upgrade is always nice, but a $10 upgrade fee going forward is more than fair. People seem to be surprised and/or upset by this for some reason. You can still play the PS4 games on PS5 without upgrading, so I don't see any issue. Kudos to Sony and other publishers for providing free upgrades on many titles already.
Depending on point of view, 10$ is borderline reasonable for consoles, but put it in a different context and it becomes completely obnoxious and ridiculous.
Consoles nowadays are just custom packaged custom PC hardware jailed in a walled garden. When you upgrade a console, it's very much like upgrading a PC, more than ever in the history of consoles.
Transpose to the PC space. You buy game Y on computer X and play it. A few years later you upgrade to a new computer Z and migrate your game Y to computer Z on a new Windows OS version that necessitates a patch for game Y just to make it compatible with the new OS to play on new computer Z, you install the patch and launch the game and there's a pop-up "Insert 10$ to continue".
WE'D GO BANANAS.
What sounds reasonable, is in fact totally batshit crazy when you really think about it that way.