andriasang article here: link
I have mixed feelings about this, overall. He left right in the middle of the MML3 development, but really, I looked at the winner of the MML3 heroine vote, and have decided that the democratic development of the game’s already ruined it.
Taking a second for chuckles, it’s interesting to mention that Inafune’s design in fact finished last, so there have been jokes about him being SALTY about that and quitting.
More seriously though, the interview mentioned in that article indicates that he intends to keep developing, at a more direct level. I suppose Megaman Legends 3 was the last big project he wanted to, or could do, at Capcom now that he’s reached that high CEO position. He probably had nothing more that he needed from them.
So perhaps now we’ll be able to see him move onto a different company, or strike out on his own? Whatever it is, I’m sure he’ll be able to make a splash.