It's all reactionary and since these dev cycles are getting longer its like the disconnect is getting more pronounced.HOLY SHIT THIS.
I feel like these companies really need to invest in researchers who search forums like these, youtube, discord etc to see what people actually want. They're so fucking tonedeaf and out of touch. If these companies hired even 1 person to browse neogaf every day to gauge interest in IPs they may be trying to create/remaster/remake they could literally double their revenue. They can't keep being late to the punch and beaten by another company who's actually in touch and knows what the hell people want
Granted this is mitigated by the ass load of games that are coming out each week. But to your point about someone should be checking these subs and sites out I totally agree and I bet they do.
I hear all the time though that people who post on sites like this are the enthusiastists and our opinions don't represent the gaming masses tastes.
That kind of criticism always comes off as shit to me; it's like career politicians yelling at people to just get a higher paying job if the economy is bad.