The creator of Mega Man, legendary game-maker Keiji Inafune, is leaving Capcom, the company he defined for the past 23 years.
Inafune, currently Capcom's "Head of R&D Management Group and Consumer Games R&D Division and Contents Management Division," said on his blog that he is leaving the company because "It would probably be good for me to sit gracefully in this seat and become a leading figure in the industry. However, I cannot do this. Settling down means death for a creator. As long as you are a creator, you cannot settle down."
Inafune doesn't foresee working with Capcom in the future, either. "Capcom must, from here on out, walk without me. I too can not depend on Capcom," he wrote.
Inafune has yet to reveal where he's going in the future, but you have to figure he's going to keep making awesome games -- it's his whole thing. Whenever we hear anything about where the man lands, we'll let you know.