That certainly didn’t take long. A mere two weeks ago, head honcho Keiji Infaune told Kotaku he wanted to retire from his job and take things easy. And now he’s quit!
Inafune has been with Capcom for 23 years, creating such hits as the Mega Man series and helping to create franchises like Dead Rising, Lost Planet and Onimusha. His full title at Capcom used to be Head of R&D Management Group, Consumer Games R&D Division and Contents Management Division. Try saying that five times fast.
Reflecting on his time as a Capcom big wig, Inafune had this to say:
“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.”
“There’s nowhere higher for me to go. I’m leaving Capcom with the intention of starting my life over”
However! While Inafune has quit his job at Capcom, he will not be taking a break according to Kotaku as he’s looking for his next challenge.