That is a fact you can read on many official Google documents and resources. Have you ever considered why Google is taking this path ? It could be because big and old means a brand by itself. It is old, has many contents, survived this long. Also because Google knows this website very well. Has tracked it for a long time and it had not raised any flags so far.
Possibly, Google is recommending an old friend to users who search through their search engine. An old friends whom they know a lot about.
While this good for the end-user, there is a challenge waiting for someone who comes in with a new project. Your website won't be visible to anyone ( mostly ) during the first one year period. That is more or less a fact that many webmasters know. You need to get some familiarity before Google actually recommend you. I can tell you this is not the case all the time. If you are writing contents on topics which are not available, you could actually change this to some extent. For example, you have a forum on Google Stadia, when there is not enough reliable resources, your artciles might show up.
That is one way of beating Google favouring big and old websites. Then there is Adwords program. You can advertise through Google and even the new website shows up.
Another workaround is to take non-Google routes like Facebook advertising, promoted posts on Twitter etc
No matter what, if you are playing with a new project, make sure that Google's love for big and old website does not hinder your path forward.