I need to buy one of Spike Prime or Robot Inventor 51515, but torn between the two choices. The latter is discontinued unfortunately, but is better bang for the buck with more lego pieces.
Robot Inventor will not provide firmware updates soon. Given this situation and I buy the Robot Inventor 51515, will I be able to install new Spike Prime firmware on the Robot Inventor hub to get new goodies?
Will I be able to switch to Spike Prime firmware and software and continue to use the Robot Inventor lego pieces?
Will I ever need to buy Spike Prime Hub along its motors and sensors because the Robot Inventor hub won't be compatible with new Spike Prime firmware or software?
Also planning to use this for First Lego League for the next few years. I am also hoping they won't close the gate for Robot Inventor in the competitions in future years.
The safe bet is to buy Spike Prime, but if there is some assurance of future compatibility, I would be inclined to buy the Robot Inventor for its better value. Please guide. Thank you!