Games are an expensive medium and the player has mpre power than most realize. It might just be a few hundred euro but it's a few hundred these companies don't get to invest back into making terrible industry standards and ruining my favourite hobby. A few dozen people decide not to pay them? That's a few thousands. A few hundred gamers? That's tens of thousands. A few thousands gamers? Hundreds of thousands. Plus eliminating the potential for microtransactions which adds up to more.
I don't give care much if others contribute to shitty practices, that's on them but I won't and thankfully have found two pf the games I want used and have them ordered. None of my money goes back into the schemes that rip on hardcore players, kids and their parents and the industry as a whole in the long run.
If you asked ten years ago would we be paying full price for the right to buy further content all the while microtransactions (Destiny) often open the real balanced game (Ass oddessy) or forced to buy teo games of three digitally when you purchase phyiscally (spyro). You wouldn't belive it so what do you think it'll be like in 10 more? The only way to stop it is to not support it and they will change based on the money. If gamer outrage and talk of boycotts among a small few gamers can cause a company to drop stock by billions a real boycott can actually have clear effect in the direction the company takes.
At least it's a few hundred euro that I don't give to them at the very least.
John its totally up to you, but..
Let me tell you a recently sad story of mine. One of my close friends recently passed away at the age of 20 who was a massive gamer. She just didn't wake up one morning, her life ended in her bed. She will never see the next instalment to her favourite games ever again, it was tragic to everyone who knew her. Now if she boycotted brands instead of playing the games she loved, she would have left this world a lot less happier, but she didn't, and she just played what she loved regardless of the business models these companies try to throw at us.
Just remember we only live once, our money doesn't follow us to Heaven or Hell. It remains behind. So my opinion is go out and enjoy games while you are still healthy instead of worrying about business practices that we wont be changing any time soon. These companies make too much money to worry about a few million dollars here and there, they are aiming a lot bigger to even worry about the slight negatives of gamers.
At the end of the day, you do you.