Btw you nailed it in the comic with the list of stuff that investor suits would add to monetize a game. Maybe I'd add "cosmetic DLC spam" and "worthless special edition" to the list as well but you could file those under lootboxes and fomo.
"Why anyone would play Babylon Fall over, say, Elden Ring or Monster Hunter?" - once the suits realize that's the question players ask themselves, all they will try to do is buying the IPs in question. Pandoras Box of predatory monetization opened and soulless investor driven corps are incorrigible.