Do you think we as gamers have become pie charts in boardroom presentations?
My response to the question is that I believe studios know that we will literally buy anything in any condition, quality, or price model. With that data, they know exactly what they need (or don't need, aka "MVP") to turn a profit.
IMO, studios will never attempt to innovate, produce quality, or be reasonable with pricing models, if we keep rewarding them with our money without reservation.
We are predictable data now, not gamers.
We hold the power though. We could force change since the studios won't do it, by showing some will, restraint, and a little self-respect.
I know the odds are against us to bring this change. We have influencers/shills making money on Youtube and Twitch. Their followers are just that, followers, and will buy anything that the "cool guy streamer/content creator" tells them to. If we are only as strong as our weakest link, the "followers" are the weakest link.
Come home, North Man.
Rolling for Spicy.