Capcom Legend Keiji Inafune Resigns
Written Friday, October 29, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Mega Man creator and all-round Capcom legend, Keiji Inafune has announced via his personal blog in a post entitled 'Sayonara' that he's quit as Capcom's Head of R&D Management Group, Consumer Games R&D Division and Contents Management Division after 23 years with the company.
"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," writes Inafune who started out at Capcom as a character designer, before reaching the lofty position at the very top of the company's development hierarchy. "There's nowhere higher for me to go," he explained.
"I'm leaving Capcom with the intention of starting my life over," adds Inafune, who is already looking for his next challenge. "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."
He then closes with a "thank-you". Inafune not only created Mega Man at Capcom, but had a hand in some of the firm's biggest franchises including Lost Planet, Dead Rising and Onimusha. He's also drawn fire for controversial remarks stating that the Japanese games industry is "finished"
We look forward to seeing what Inafune does next.
[Via Kotaku. Thanks, Bryce]