One of the reasons as to why I didn't go out and buy a PS4 or XBONE, in the first year of their launch was this remastering of barely old games. I was also sick of my games being tied to the generation of consoles it was launched on. I was on my XBOX 360 in just 7 years of gaming on that platform, (two of which due to the dreaded Red Ring of Death), so the chances of digging out an older console each time, in order to play those older games tied to it, at a later date, is not really going to work any more, as they are just so unreliable.
Then came all the shiny "NEW" Remasters, meaning paying out more money, just to play the same games, I already owned!? Seeing as Backwards compatible was no longer a thing at the time, I said to myself, "F*** IT! I'm going to PC."
I know XBONE made BC a thing again, which is great and good on them for doing that but the lack of newer titles and the ever increasing pay to play online prices, it still wasn't enough to consider investing in a next gen console when they launched and still isn't now. The first time in almost 30 years, I have no console, nor any desire to get one. Such a shame.
Remasters, are not enough of a reason... . Great if you feel otherwise. Remasters certainly have a place, I am not against them completely. I think they are a great way to get to play older games on previous consoles for people whom never got a chance to play them before. It is the ones that want to buy this, knowing full well what is in store for them, as they own all three already, that I scratch my head at.
Maybe I am just getting too auld for games. *shudder* Oh no, I hope not.