- Aug 24, 2007
- Orlando, Florida
In an abrupt turn of events, Keiji Inafune has announced his resignation from Capcom via blog post. Inafune has been with the company since 1987 and is most famous for creating the video game character Megaman (or Rockman in Japan). The series is one of the most iconic and recognizable in the game industry. He has also worked on several Resident Evil titles, Onimusha series, and Dead Rising among many other games.
Within the past few months, Inafune has stated publicly that he does not have the same goals in mind with his games as his fellow Capcom employees. He wishes there to be more creative process put into games as well as to target the global audience more aggressively. It was hinted by him last month that he was unsure if he would be staying with the company if they didn't start sharing his vision about how the company should handle games and audiences. Now he has made good on that comment.
So after 23 years at Capcom Keiji Inafune has officially declared his resignation from Capcom, he will leave by the end of the month (which is only a couple of days away). This will no doubt be a major blow for Capcom. Inafune has stated that he intends to continue developing games however. He may even start his own company or join another. At any rate, i guess the real question is- what could this mean for the games he has a huge hand in making? Such as the upcoming Megaman Legends 3... We shall see, but Capcom probably isn't very happy to see that the creator of their mascot has left them. It's not only a big loss, but Inafune's comments about Capcom won't do well for the company's image.