Sony is also not against using multiple discs. I just rebought Tlou2 yesterday, comes on 2 discs. No Internet required.
Interesting experience, I've had essentially no difference in my service before and during the pandemic. I guess it's very regional, perhaps even neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood. If my service ever got that bad, my first thought would be to switch to another provider. I suppose if every provider had a similar service reduction, then I'm not sure what I'd do.
I'm the first to admit that cloud streaming isn't for everyone. I have a great experience, but I have gigabit internet, and live only a couple of hundred kilometres from Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond Washington, so I have some baked-in advantages. :)
Interesting that they actually included multiple discs for TLoU2. Huh. Well, I don't see anything wrong with that, especially for a re-release/remaster/GotY Edition where the game will be little changed after being pressed, because the game has matured to a relatively stable/complete state. I think having a relatively complete game on disc is of much less value for the initial pressing of the game at launch, since the more updates/patches the game gets over time the less relevant the data on the disc becomes. That doesn't mean it's a bad thing to have a relatively complete game on the disc at launch, it's just less of an advantage than having a complete version in a later pressing.
But I don't miss physical media. Nor am I obsessed about whether I "own" or "control" the game or not. The space savings alone makes digital distribution the superior choice for me, and my internet is plenty fast for downloading even the largest of games, whatever "preservation" or "control"-related downsides there may be. But I am glad physical media is still around for those who (unlike me) might experience a net benefit from it.