I originally wanted a new Darkstalkers, but over time I lost trust in them to do the series any real justice with a long overdue sequel.
That said, Capcom has fucked SF and crossovers up, for years to come. They have no choice but to do somethin’ else, not related to SF or a Capcom VS Who The Hell is really Paying Attention at This Point. Or they can just go on hiatus with fighters, but with them being one of gaming’s largest companies and fighters being a major part of their products, they can never really step away from the genre without shrinkin’ their income. Same thing with the other fightin’ companies. They’re at a point where they need to make AAA games 3-4 times a year to maintain, and there most reliable sellers are, in fact, fighters. In order to preserve the value of their fighting brands, they shoulda mixed it up. They didn’t which is why SFxT and Marvel 3 didn’t exceed SFIV, which I know damn well is what they were bankin’ on.
If I were Capcom, I would’ve did SFIV (NO UPDATES), moved on to Marvel (NO UPDATES), then Darkstalkers 4 (NO UPDATES), next any of their other fighting franchise (NO UPDATES), FINALLY SFxT (NO UPDATES).
You can pepper in HD re-release between those games.
After all the franchises you can milk are established, THEN you update/milk’em with Super and Ultra versions. Hell, I would even brand what I’m doing and call that shit “Update Season.”
After you update all the games. Kick off the insanity again, with a new CVS or SVC.
After that, rinse and repeat. Keep in mind, the major FG releases would be, at least, 2 years apart. This woulda covered, leik 10 years.