BC is awesome and Sony should continue with it as BC is now a standard in the industry. It should never disappear.
Wait so you understand why they are charging more for PS5 games but did you forget that GOT is a PS4 game? Or did you forget that part? If they are increasing prices for PS5 games than why are PS4 games being charged for full price and a little extra for PS5 features?
At the end of the day, if you and Runa216 like being bent over by a company who not only is making millions in this industry and doing very well, but also trying to milk you a little bit further and give you excuses like adding Lip Syncing to sweeten the deal than iv done my part in warning you. I hope this practice doesn't spread like a disease across the industry.
Prices increase gradually, at some point you make a break to a higher price point. This generation is the break.
Game prices in Canada have been going up step wise for a long time cause economy. At PS4 launch the Canadian dollar had parity with the US dollar, by the end of the generation games were CAD 80 instead of CAD 60. Same games, same system, 20 dollars more!!! How dare they ask more money when money loses its value over time.
New PS5 games are now 89.99 here, Ghost of Tsushima ps4 version 79.99, PS5 version 89.99. When the exchange rate goes up and down prices don't follow along immediately either, and get adjusted in 5 dollar increments. I paid CAD 160 for FS2020... (still a bargain for what you get)
PS2 games were $50 in 2000, adjusted for inflation that is currently $78.16
It hit $60 in 2007, PS3 released in 2006 with $60 games
It hit $67 in 2013 at the PS4 release, games stayed at $60
Now it's adjusted to $70, undervalued still
The disease that's spreading (for a long time) is games not being valued anymore. Since cheap digital games, free to pay, early discounts, bundles, ps+ and other rental services people have grown used to getting stuff for little or nothing. A game studios have gone under and now we only have indies and AAA left as only AAA is allowed to ask for 'full' price, while the low indie prices can't support the middle ground. Diversity in big games is getting less as more and more copies have to be sold to make it profitable. If the trend continues we'll be left with GTA, CoD and small indies and a whole bunch of free to pay continuously games.