Keiji Inafune has announced today that he will be resigning from Capcom.
“A manager’s work means evaluating your subordinates and speaking your dreams. Anyone who can do both of those can be a manager. I thought that when I came here, and I still think that now,” Inafune writes.
Inafune claims that he can not meet both of those goals anymore.
“There’s nowhere higher for me to go,” he writes
“I’m leaving Capcom with the intention of starting my life over. People that really know me, can see where I’m coming from. I’m not a regular dude. It’s probably because I’m strange.”
Inafune is most famous for creating one of the most recognizable characters of all time, Mega Man. Inafune most recently worked as Executive Producer on the highly acclaimed Dead Rising 2 and was set to do the same job on the upcoming DmC. Inafune’s position as Executive Producer will be filled by Jun Takeuchi, producer for Lost Planet and Resident Evil 5.
This is huge news. Mega Man has always been one of my favorite characters from Capcom, and I hope he’s able to find whatever he’s looking for in his life. If you can read Japanese, you can read more details on Inafune’s Blog about his decision.