Because if you understand and have insight into the industry, you can understand what are you asking for.
There are plenty of majorr games that have the OP approach. Re-use assets with a skeleton crew. It’s called Madden, NBA2K, NHL2K, etc etc
if you want a AAA production game, you can’t do that approach.
AAA is a moving target. What if I want more sixth gen console AAA just at high resolution and 16:9? We had one per year of any big franchise back then and multiple franchises from different studios on any given genre.
My problem with modern gaming is that AAA budgets are out of controls and Indies that try to fit the space that AAA studios left are not up to snuff because they lack budget or experience (games like daymare 1998 or Dangerous driving) sadly they don't hold a candle vs the games they try to emulate.