Recently we reported on Maverick Hunter, Capcom's abandoned Mega Man first-person shooter. The game — which was developed by former Retro staffers at Armature — was eventually cancelled following Keiji Inafune's departure from the company where he made his name.

Since then, there's been a lot of speculation on the Capcom Unity forum, and Capcom USA’s senior vice-president Christian Svensson has stepped in to add a little more detail:

Given the lack of consensus in this thread alone, that should tell you what you needed to know. Suffice to say, there were very polarized opinions internally on this project as well.

It would appear that the game caused quite a few furrowed brows inside the walls of Capcom, but if you ask us it looks seriously cool. We would have loved to have had the chance to at least decide for ourselves, but we'll never know now if Maverick Hunter could have emulated Metroid Prime and offered a new take on the Mega Man lineage.