I am still stunned at the reaction to this. Not sure that anyone acting this way is actually following video games. A kickstarter announcement? A title that they have been making for years? and a multiplat remake?
Yet, people lost their shit at just the idea of them.
All three are good to great things, but in of themselves, they were not all big actual surprises.
Sony won the show with the shell game. They had nothing important to show, so they announced the dreams list to grab the headlines. If I was in charge at MS, I would fire a few more people in the Xbox PR department and have Phil Spencer on the carpet. Phil is a great guy and an actual gamer. I would tell him that if money were no object, put 1-2 games into every big presser that the geeks would die for. Even if they are multiplats or kickstarters, just announce them at the MS event so MS can get the credit...
No doubt about it, Microsoft with backward compatibility gave a good jab on PlayStation 4 face, but then again has some one really complain about it? I don't see anyone in SONY camp that have a big complain, most of the fan are really satisfied with all new games even without backward compatibility. Some gamer's maybe hate for late port games but they are not complaining about backward compatibility at all.
So in my opinion it's a good move, decent i must say to back up old games, but soon all games will be replace with a new ones, so it's just a plus but not a big factor especially when the purpose of E3 is to make fanboys cry and rage. I think that's how SONY can win E3 2013 and E3 2015 by fulfilling fanboy desire and dream.
It's not like Microsoft cannot make the same thing like SONY, it's just SONY knows what really important for their fans and also SONY is able to bring hype to a different degree, maybe because they are more experience in this field and have more bigger fanbase then the rest of the competitor.