I know a lot of people wont agree with my post here, however I am very confused with this situation.
I am okay with the DLC content being sold separately which makes sense. What baffles me the most is the extra $10 fee to pay for a game to work on the PS5 especially in a world of today where their direct console competitor Xbox offers free upgrades and the PC market been offering this for decades.
Imagine every time their is a PC leap in graphics, you have to pay an additional fee to play a game using your latest PC hardware. Controller features and higher resolution and fps is not something customers should be paying extra for. Xbox allows you to play games with any XB1 or XSX controller (Not charging you an extra dollar to use the share button) or with PC gaming allowing players to use any controllers they like with no extra costs.
People agreeing with this business practice are the reasons these companies push these practices. Claiming a game is worth the extra money because its good is not a valid reason. Good is always subjective, some people don't see GOT in the same light as those praising it and yet they now have to put up with the business practices because people just don't care about how they are being treated.
If i were the fan base, id be telling people to buy the PS4 version and simply ignore the PS5 option to prove a point that gamers don't want to be milked. If they allow this to be successful then expect this to happen more and more often with PS4 and PS5 upgrades, games like TLOU2 and GOW will be asking for similar treatment.
You don't have to pay extra to play the game on PS5, enough with the fud.
The $10 fee is for haptic feedback, 3D audio and optimizations to run at 4K 60. Stuff that required work to implement. You can play it in BC mode for free (with unlocked frame rate maybe I don't know)
XBox doesn't have a new controller, no extra work and you can use the old controller. (Btw you can't use a DS4 with FH4, try it. MS doesn't allow players to use any controller they want)
Good is always subjective, some people don't see GOT in the same light as those praising it and yet they now have to put up with the business practices because people just don't care about how they are being treated.
Why would those people want to play the game on ps5 again then? If it's so good they want to play it again, why not give the developers a little extra to enjoy it again with added features.
What is the distinction?
Pay extra for DLC (requires work) ok.
Pay extra for new game play features (requires work) bad?
If you don't think haptic feedback and 3D audio are worth the cost, then simply play it in BC mode. And if too few people don't want to pay for the new features, next time Sony won't bother adding new features, simple.