Recapping his sentiments shared in now infamous 4Gamer interview, Inafune would go on to say he has hopes someone will fill his shoes, and see to it Legends 3 becomes a reality.
"The two projects were really hard to even get started, because the title is kind of old," he said, referring to Mega Man Legends 3. "We were bringing it back. It wasn't easy for me to get the go ahead from the company, I was fighting against the company, and now it's been canceled."
Regardless, Inafune still has hope that the torch may be picked up by someone on his former team, though he's not confident it'll happen. "I was kind of hoping that someone would come forth, again, and fight with the company and get that project going, but like I said, I don't know if anybody will have the guts to fight against the company right now," he admitted.
And if a successor at Capcom has come forth, they've yet to identify themselves, though Inafune noted that he left behind "a really good team," any one of which could emerge as a future leader at the Japanese company. "I didn't choose anyone, but I'm kind of hoping that someone will come forth," he said.
A lot of people, internally, want to see Legends 3 happen; this I am certain of. It's simply a matter of someone stepping up to the plate and taking up the initiate. Of course, that's probably easier said than done.
With Inafune out of the picture, the franchise is in desperate need of new leadership -- a passionate individual who will oversee what path Mega Man takes from here on out. New blood, so to speak. The good news is, Capcom is bustling with Mega Man fans who are just as, if not more passionate about the blue boy than Inafune. It may take some time, but I'm confident the franchise will fall into good hands.
For all we know, the seeds of the future have already been planted.