They couldn't have possibly known that the merger was going to happen. Hell, with Comcast still out there looking to outbid WE still don't know the merger is gonna happen even though I imagine at this juncture Marvel's still probably going to get the characters back. The point is that Capcom and Marvel were looking to have something out there to capitalize on Infinity War and it crashed and burned through various circumstances, seen and unforeseen.
We the best
We will cut a frowny face in your chest, little wench
I'm unmentionably fresh, I'm a mensch, get correct
I will walk into a court while it wrecks, screaming "Yes!
I am guilty motherfuckers, I am death."
Hey, you wanna hear a good joke?
Nobody speak, nobody get choked