I don't like it. For a big company like Sony, $2m is not much so asking people to donate money makes them look cheap. I hope they don't do it for other games.
The point isn't really them needing the $2 mil, I guess that is going to be a rather small part of this games development cost, it's lowering risk, it's avoiding the funding of games that nobody wants. Especially with these older games it can be something good if used in moderation and for the right titles. Had they done the same thing for the FF VII Remake I'd be pretty pissed as well for example, because that game originally sold 10 million copies or so and Final Fantasy is still a huge series, but Shenmue wasn't really successful when it originally released, so it kinda does make sense to test the waters before just straight up funding the third part in a series that most people have never played in their life.
Would they do it for Crash Bandicoot, then that'd suck. Medievil? That's something where testing the waters makes sense again.
Well I still don't agree with it. Had Sony not been involved, and the devs were raising money on their own, then that would have been okay. But if they were simply researching the demand for the game, then just like Sony girl said, the views and likes of a trailer would have been a much better indicator of it's success. Its really not difficult to figure out the hype for a game and I don't think they need kickstarter.