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Submitted by PixelitisBlog 449d ago | news

Inafune: I still like Capcom as a company

"Mega Man co-designer and Mighty No. 9 creator Keiji Inafune took part in an "Ask Me Anything" discussion on Reddit on Wednesday, answering a bevy of questions from curious fans through a translator and typist.

Inafune answered questions that ranged from his favorite Mega Man soundtrack to the meaning behind the number in Mighty No. 9's title, in addition to inquiries about the whereabouts of his upcoming 3DS game, Kaio King of Pirates.

Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting questions to pop up from the fans was in regards to what it was like working for Capcom." - Patrick Kulikowski (Capcom, Industry, Keiji Inafune)

EXVirtual  +   449d ago
You do?! Why the hell did you leave then?!
Abriael  +   449d ago
because the japanese gaming industry is dead, yada yada (sarcasm)
CocoWolfie  +   449d ago
capcom like a lot of major publishers have restrictions, they can hold people back from theyre true potential.. hence might no 9! ^-^
NarooN  +   449d ago
Probably because he just wanted to do something else. A lot of prolific game devs have left companies they were a part of for ages, but it doesn't mean they have bad blood or anything.

Akira Yamaoka left Konami after being there for over a decade, but he said he'd be down to work with them on soundtracks in the future, for example.
Enigma_2099  +   449d ago
http://www.siliconera.com/2...

On leaving Capcom:

By leaving Capcom, Inafune hopes to effect a change within the Japanese games industry through his own methods. He reveals that he feels he attempted for several years to restructure the way Capcom develops games, with regard to budgets and innovation, with little success.

This ties in to why he felt the need to resign from the company. As a high-ranking salaryman rather than a creator, he says, he had no incentive to innovate beyond certain limits. Inafune stated:

"For some years, I tried the same thing from within Capcom. Take this for example: I was the head of development. That means I was actually at the top of Capcom. I couldn’t go any higher. So it was best for me to just be a salaryman, not doing anything new so as to avoid failing, not doing anything outstanding, quietly dealing with what I was told. Because if I did anything brashly and failed, I would no longer be in that position."
-Foxtrot  +   449d ago
No...you like the old Capcom, like many of us do.
Abriael  +   449d ago
I like the new capcom too, especially parts of it, like Yoshinori Ono for instance. The guy is great and makes great games.
Transporter47  +   449d ago
He needs to be nice if he doesn't want to be sued :P.
XboxFun  +   449d ago
I like Capcom also, they have way too many good IP's to just go away.

I'm sure they will turn it around this upcoming gen.
Klonopin  +   449d ago
At least he's not a parrot who repeats what everyone else says.
zugdar  +   449d ago
We know you don't mean it. You just want them to let you come back to do a proper Megaman game.
Remy_S  +   449d ago
I loved Capcom back in the ps2/GC/Xbox days, but they do nothing but disappoint now.
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