It was a pretty big lie. The lie was unnecessary because making things that are available in NGS stronger than legacy is a no-brainer due to the lack of stuff to even do in NGS. The reason for the lie is rather nefarious, but the ones here defending it don't care either way.
Everything they said since NGS was announced until it was released was for the sake of digital sales. If they were transparent, less would have been inclined to spend on the late scratches that included augments for end-game affixing (more relevant to Global).
The whole narrative was the cohabitation of two healthy eco-systems so that it wouldn't be a "waste of time" to continue spending money on legacy PSO2. Calling them out on that lie is the right thing to do. Being OK with it is very dangerous behavior that aligns with cult-like mentality that shifts the market from being consumer-driven to being "be happy with what you get".