I get them being greedy and wanting an exploitative cash grab, that's par for the AAA publisher course. What pisses me off is that they refuse to bring anything to Switch that's not ancient leftovers from previous gen machines despite it proving time and again it can handle modern games and selling on par with PS4. (Or significantly better in Japan)
I think part of that has to do with their portfolio of options. RE2 and MHW would be expensive in their eyes. But for a fraction of that cost, the DMC Remastered games already exist, and are popular enough. Street Fighter 2 HD is already a thing and was well received. Etc.
Other publishers wouldn't necessarily opt for only porting older games over their newer ones even if they could, but if their options in that department are more limited, it may work out that way. There's no Witcher 1 -2 HD Remaster, so they'd have to do that from scratch. Might as well try to do Witcher 3 then. (Although I think CD Project Red are the type of publishers who genuinely want to try their best.) And from Netherealm Studios, a fighting game from the previous generation doesn't quite make as much sense as a remaster of a 'classic'. So they decided to developed MK11 for all systems simultaneously.
This is something that certain publishers have seemingly decided against so far. Capcom being one of them. Square Enix may be another.Last edited by Hiku - on 25 November 2019