Maverick Hunter (not to be confused with Mega Man Maverick Hunter X) is the codename of a cancelled Mega Man game that was going to be a first-person shooter themed around X. Intended to be a darker entry in the Mega Man X games, Maverick Hunter would have been developed by Armature Studio and published by Capcom.
Maverick Hunter was cancelled in 2010 but was kept secret until April 9th 2013. It was going to be a darker Mega Man X game themed around a new X designed by Adi Granov. It was confirmed to be a re-imagining of Mega Man X, where the main character is X, but has a human police officer as a sidekick. It was also confirmed that a trilogy was planned, and by the third game in its series, Zero would be playable and forced to destroy X who had grown incredibly powerful and infinitely intelligent over the course of two games.