Well if it weren't for Capcom we wouldn't even have a competitive scene that led to EVO ect, so it's no shocker that games like Street fighter and Marvel vs Capcom 2 still get played at those events to this day. Capcom is now what Midway use to be regarding how they (for the most part) keep a steady release schedule of AAA games. Outside of RE3 remake being rushed and bare-bones. Most people sing praises for every game they release. WB are very hit or miss when it comes to their games as of late. Maybe that new Hogwarts game will set the world on fire but if Gothem Knights is anything to go by, I doubt it. Rocksteadys game looks nice graphics wise but who cares about the Suicide squad anymore?
As far as Todd Howard goes, That guy literally releases the same game under a different setting over and over. People keep buying it so he keeps getting away with it. It reminds me of Ubisoft. Starfield looks like a skyrim/fallout mod in space. I look forward to him re releasing that game for the next 20 years while you wait for the next elder scrolls.
Capcom apparently realized that healthy sex appeal is definitely a money maker. Lady D sold them a good chunk of Resident Evil 8 copies and they seem smarter, than Koei Tecmo and don't start spouting nonsense about trying to be respectful and mature (Cause yeah Dead or Alive, was just a franchise to pull that nonsense on).
Also even Street Fighter 5 with all its faults, has a very healthy user base, due how easy the modding is.
And now with introduction of pretty healthy customization options, Konquest like mode and mods already being made in BETA... yeah. If they don't mess up something crucial, they will be making money for a long while with SF6. That is if they won't fuck it up something. And fighting games lately have been notoriously hard not to fuck up.
Gotham Knights is just... ahaha.. gods. That... game is just. No.
Suicide Squad is... yeah. We haven't even seen gameplay. They just keep spoiling story with cinematics. Not really something to be excited about.
As for Todd. His system works. People like playing with their custom characters, while exploring an fantasy/sci fi world.
The biggest reason why Fallout 4 fell short, was of the forced story and life on your character. People didn't appreciate being forced to be a parent with responsibilities of looking for a kid. I imagine those who were parents especially didn't like it, as they just put their kids to sleep and suddenly realized that they will be spending their game time on looking out for another kid. People prefer games like Fallou3 or Skyrim. Give me a world to explore, custom character and mod support. Will buy it anyday.
WB on other hand, doesn't seem to understand that. Nor NRS. They want people to pay money and stay, but give no reason.