So going into next generation, it's safe to assume that some games will get patched like cyberpunk 2077 and stuff, games that are so close to it, that they pretty much have to. Also exclusives like ghost of tsushima should at least be patched for next gen.
However what of other games? Like for example, the next Ratchet and Clank game is coming to ps5, what better way to hype up the new game than to add a patch to the original game to make people play it in preparation for the next game. Patches I feel like would be a pro consumer way to both increase the attention and desire for their games, while also potentially giving the old games a shot in the arm for game purchases. For example, say you buy a ps5 and want to use it, suddenly you figure out that a game has been patched to run on the ps5 (simple stuff like frame rate and resolution even), so you'd buy the game to play on your new console, and suddenly you're in that developer's ecosystem and are hyped for the next game.
I'm mainly a pc gamer now, but going into ps4 (march 2014), I didn't have a gaming pc (and was well past my rts and adventure game days that I still like), suddenly I try games and end up loving dead nation and being massively impressed by resogun, and now I'm a fan of housemarque.
Feel like patches and making the community aware of which games are patched could be some pro consumer stuff, while also offering proper attention to some developers/their future games.