Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono Is Leaving Capcom
The executive producer of the Street Fighter series and Capcom brand manager, Yoshinori Ono, has announced he’ll be leaving Capcom after serving almost 30 years at the company. In a message on Twitter, he said the new generation at Capcom would continue to take care of the Street Fighter series and looked forward to seeing the brand expand over the coming years.
— Yoshinori Ono (@Yoshi_OnoChin) August 9, 2020
“I’ve been trying to contact those whom I’ve gotten to work with in the past about my resignation,”
However, it’s quite difficult to reach out to all of [the] people I’ve associated with throughout my career for almost three decades, so I’d like to humbly ask your kind understanding. When the opportunity comes, I’d like to extend warm greetings and my appreciation to those individuals and companies I’ve had a chance to work with.”
“And now, after serving almost 30 years at Capcom, I am leaving the company in this summer. This means that I will resign my position as the brand manager for Capcom’s various titles including Street Fighter.”
Yoshinori Ono joined Capcom in the early 90s, and worked as a sound producer on the Street Fighter series. He’s likely best known as the producer of Street Fighter 4, which revived the brand after a nearly decade-long hiatus. Ono served as executive producer on a variety of Capcom franchises, including Monster Hunter and Darkstalkers, and oversaw Dead Rising studio Capcom Vancouver as director.
According to recognised Capcom insider Dusk Golem, the unexpected content season was created to replace a sixth full game release, which was delayed due to scepticism around its direction. “SF6 was supposed to release next year, but it was not received well internally or with testers,” he wrote, alleging that the unannounced game has had new leadership put in place.
Ono contributed to several other projects outside of Street Fighter over his years at Capcom, including Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Devil May Cry.