Capcom is "a lot closer" as a company since former global head of production Keiji Inafune left the Japanese firm in October 2010, according to Marvel Vs Capcom 3 producer Ryota Niitsuma.
"Inafune was a charismatic leader," Niitsuma told Edge, "but by him leaving the company I think it has made the company a lot closer - we're a lot tighter in terms of relationships.
"I think we'll be able to fill the gap together with better teamwork; in terms of pure talent we have a lot of talented creators and programmers in the company, so I don't see that as a problem at all."
Niitsuma added of Inafune: "He's a first-class, charismatic game creator and he has seen a different direction to what he wanted to make. There's no point him staying in the company if he thinks what he's doing isn't right and doesn't fit his creative aspirations."in November, Capcom's former production head took a swipe at his ex-employer, suggesting the "Inafune brand was the worst handled" within the company.
Inafune's exit wasn't all smiles at the time -