I honestly do believe that X will accept being hunted. If the world changed it's view on him, doesn't mean he wouldn't fight, but he would accept it. Heck, in the Zero series, we see some acceptance in his passive ways in the series, letting things go for the longest time until Zero came back.
Also, for those that don't know, this month, the X series will be released in a two part legacy collection for the current gen gaming consoles. So make sure to grab them and support the series! :D Maybe it'll help Capcom make Mega Man X9.