When Keiji Inafune left Capcom, he left his “dream project,” Mega Man Legends 3, behind him, still in development at Capcom. Though, Inafune had still wanted to continue the projects he’d started, and hoped to negotiate a contract with Capcom that would allow him to do so, but Capcom refused.
“So, I told them that I was going to found my own independent company and leave Capcom,” said Inafune in a recent interview with 4Gamer.net (translated by GameBlurb). “However, I stated that I was ready to make a contract with them so that I could keep working on those projects that I started. I couldn’t start making contracts with other publishers for sure if Capcom agreed to the proposition, but I wanted to see those projects that I started to completion. But it couldn’t be done. They answered, ‘We have no need to do that.’”
Inafune expressed his frustration at Capcom, considering he assembled the entire Mega Man Legends 3 team and wanted to see it through.
“[I went to the trouble of] finding the right time, gathering the team members, planning strategies, all so we could barely start on Mega Man Legends 3. I really don’t want to quit at this crucial moment… but I can’t keep going at Capcom. I am too tired to keep going. I wanted to leave Capcom to recharge my energy, and support Capcom from there, but it seems they don’t allow it. I want to make all my effort to keep Legends 3 alive, but I’m really not sure I can do it.”
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