Yoshinori Ono, executive producer on the Street Fighter series has stepped away from Capcom after nearly 30 years.
Ono broke the news via an announcement on Twitter;
“I’ve been with the Street Fighter brand for a long time, experiencing good times, bad times, and even non-existent times. My heart is filled with appreciation to those players who’ve been giving warm and kind support on the brand especially little over the past decade or so as all the activities on the Street Fighter brand regained sunshine and grew its liveliness.
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“.
Ono started his career back in 1993 in an uncredited music producer role on Saturday Night Slam Masters. Two years later, he worked on Street Fighter Alpha in another uncredited role, this time as a sound programmer.
Up until 2017, Ono has had a role on over 30 different titles. Some of the titles he’s been accredited with include; Devil May Cry (2001, as a sound design coordinator), Monster Hunter (2007 onward as a producer), and, of course, Street Fighter.
A Career Featuring Some of Gaming’s Best-Loved Franchises
For anyone worried about Capcom now that such an integral part of their biggest IPs has departed, fear not. Ono added the following;
“Capcom staff in the new generation will continue taking care of the Street Fighter brand and leading the World Warriors. And, I do believe that they will continue making Street Fighter extraordinary. I will look forward to seeing the new Street Fighter brand and how it’s going to be expanded, as just one of regular gamers next time around”.
ABG wishes to thank Yoshinori Ono for his work on some of our favourite games over the past three decades. Good luck in your future, Ono-San.
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