Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man and Capcom’s Global Head of Production, has left Capcom after over 23 years working there, and just a month after announcing Megaman Legends 3 for the 3DS.
In his blog, Inafune described his reasons for leaving Capcom. “It would probably be good for me to sit gracefully in this seat and become a leading figure in the industry. However, I cannot do this. Settling down means death for a creator. As long as you are a creator, you cannot settle down.”
There’s no word on where he plans on going next, though his recent criticism of the Japanese game industry would seem to preclude his going somewhere else in Japan.