One of the great traditions in video games has been The Cycle. No medium moves alongside the advancement of technology the way games do, which is very convenient for companies who sell gaming hardware, because it means they can sell you a new box again. And shucks, it turns out that the new box can’t play your old games. Hey, would you like to buy them again? We’d be happy to bring them over, they say, so long as you'll pay again.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4agq49/cyberpunk-2077-endlessly-rebuying-games-xbox-ps5