hopefully not, since buying games is always better than simply getting free ones, its the same way with music and movies, it helps support the creators, which, consequently, allows them make higher-quality content later
Not entirely true. In terms of the Indie market, i agree. However in the AAA gaming scene, they've been raising prices with lower quality products for the most part. There have been outliers like say, Returnal or Elden Ring, but a good chunk of AAA games despite now costing $60 to $70(which mind you were that high originally due to physical copies which is mostly irrelevant now since most games are shipped digitally now.) tend to release in a poor, unfinished state lacking the quality one would normally expect from that price tag. Some dont even recover.