Get that Premium Edition and play three days early!

Looks like the latest growing trend with game releases is to offer a more expensive Premium or Gold or whatever edition that grants you access to a game a few days ahead of its official release.

Starfield did it with their $99.99 (USD) Premium Edition. Today, Payday 3 is doing an "Early Access" release with their Silver and Gold editions. Diablo 4 did the same thing earlier in the year, as did Madden NFL 24, Remnant 2, and many others.

Of course, this isn't exactly a new idea. The whole pay more to play early has been around for some years now. Madden has done this for several years running. FIFA and NHL also did the same in previous years. MMOs like Guild Wars 2 did this back in 2012 and The Elder Scrolls Online followed suit in 2015. However, it seems like the idea of having two release dates, one for those willing to pay more and one for everyone else, has just gained a ton of momentum over the past year.

How do you feel about it? Do you like having the option to pay more to play a few days ahead of others? Do you not care? Do you think it's maybe getting out of hand? Cast your vote and share your opinions below!