Sony's pricing policies are stupid and bound to stir shit up. They're underestimating the entitlement of modern gamers, and the value propositions offerred on Xbox.
Paying $20, $30, $40 or even $50 (Miles Morales) for an expansion+enhancements isn't the main problem. The problem is having to pay an extra $10 for the PS5 version (which is "anticonsumer" compared to what MS is doing). Since GoT PS4 to GoT DC PS4 only costs $20, a good part of the community already ruled out the actual value of the expansion+enhancements being anything more than $20.
Sony should have gone with $30 DC upgrade fee on both platforms, coz then no one would have made a premature assumption that it's too light on content to warrant $30 or more.
This could well be a case of PS4 version being underpriced than PS5 version overpriced. After all, this is from the same developer that gave us a decent multiplayer DLC they didn't promise for free.
Some are underestimating the quality, value, and momentum of PS and it's first party. Entitlement doesn't and shouldn't mean gimme gimme always gets because that eventually leads to a severe case of disappointment.
So you're saying SNY should have charged $30 for the PS4 version as well and just said, 'you get a free PS5 upgrade with it, and for those who don't want to pay for that, you're stuck paying $30 regardless'? At least this way a PS4 copy can only be $20 and you can save $10 by not buying the PS5 upgrade.
Perhaps SNY should have just offered the $499 PS5 model and that's it? Aren't more options a good thing? MS seems to think so when it comes to XB. I wonder how free Infinite MP will end up over its lifetime? Must be entirely free, start to finish, or that would be 'anti-consumer' wouldn't it?
I'd guess if SNY were to do it again, they'd charge $20 for the Legends DLC, assuming it had to be first, then give the expansion away free afterwards. That likely would have gone over smoother. Best option probably would have been to have the DLC ready when Legends was, charge the same way as they are now, then have Legends launching soon for free.
People are going to complain regardless. Hopefully this doesn't put SP and SNY off from offering extra's down the road. A game as great and worthy as GOT totally deserves the extra treatment its getting.
Did you see what thouse other companies do? All they do is unlock the framerate to 60 and some games add native 4k. Thats not work at all. And ghost added that same supprt a few months back also for free. Thats not whats being added here. You are getting some actual work done on cinematic voice over and other shit.
How many people are going to the trouble today, of finding a PS5, paying for its 'oh so cheap price', any extra hardware accessories, games, some being $70 first party, then sitting back and thinking, $10 extra for the GOT PS5 upgrade is a total deal breaker, screw PS5? I'd have to guess, very, very few.
EA, Ubi, Acti, are all terrible examples of 'consumer friendly' companies. Notice how most of the big companies that are starting to give content away, are who have been taking every dime they can get for the last decade and now have to pay the piper? That or they screwed up big time like MS with XB1 and are now trying to build their brands back up with free content.
Hopefully SNY doesn't just decide to make whatever title they can by a reasonable deadline and stop with extra's entirely. Whatever doesn't make the final deadline, scrap it and move on. Enough 'gimme gimme' complaints will likely lead to that.