Why is that? Because I speak the truth about it online?
Your stunning truth is shattered by the simple fact that absolutely all
artists use someone else's work as references.
You mention the new games in the BIO series, but you seem tactfully silent about how the classic games largely copied the mechanics and design of Alone in the Dark. Even your favorite BIO2 had entire assets that were based on movies like RoboCop 3, Aliens, Speed and so on.
And you know what? That's not a bad thing.
One of the reasons why many people like Alan Wake, for example, is because it's a big homage to Twin Peaks with similar characters, locations and plot bits.
Silent Hill takes many ideas and visual images from King's works and many films. Even the elementary school is completely copied from Kindergarten Cop.
Developers copied things earlier even more than they do now. Ken's theme is a copy of one of the Top Gun themes. Kojima literally used the image of Sean Connery as the avatar of Big Boss. The Metal Gear cover even copied Kyle Reese.
This is such a huge and obvious topic that you can write dissertations on it all your life. Picasso also said that great artists steal. Georges Polti discovered back in 1890s that there are only 36 dramatic situations in any story. Vladimir Propp saw the repetitiveness of fairy tales in different cultures and wrote a work about it.
But instead you focus on one particular series for a God-known reason.
So why people keep sticking up for them, I really don't know.
For the same reason you like old games: they enjoy them. These games give them special experiences, so they don't care how much Dimitrescu looks like Count Dracula. These are different characters that feel different.
If you care so much that Capcom uses different ideas and references, then start your crusade from the very foundation: from old games that copy other people's things the most. But you either don't know anything about it, or you can't cross your double standards.
Since the Gears of War game was released first, it's clear they copied that and didn't even thank the makers of that game.
Cliff Bleszinski is a fan of RE, and RE4 inspired him for Gears of War.
Naughty Dog was inspired by RE when they decided to change the combat system in Uncharted.
Dead Space was a great love letter for RE.
Neil Druckmann enjoyed RE7.
You see, none of them have any problems with anything, they borrow elements themselves. And this is completely normal. But not for you: you were so offended for other people that now you have arranged some kind of vendetta.
But I cannot do that, at all.
Yes, because you're not really a fan. You're not in this community because you enjoy playing games or discussing them. The series has long lost interest for you, and you just can't move on, sitting on this forum and repeating the same boring nonsense for years.
And I'm just wasting my time. Everyone will forget this discussion, after which you will again talk about how Capcom uses references. It's been your way of life for a long time.