Yoshinori Ono Announces Departure From Capcom

Joanna Estrada
August 10, 2020

Ono will resign from his roles as Street Fighter executive producer and general Capcom brand manager sometime this summer. "And now, after serving nearly 30 years at Capcom, I am leaving the company in (sic) this summer".

Speaking on Twitter, Ono thanked fans and the FGC for supporting him throughout his tenure with Capcom, referencing the "good times, bad times, and non-existent times" he has experienced while producing the Street Fighter franchise. Ono is well-known for heading up Capcom's fighting game side of things for a while. He quickly became a fan favorite around his work on Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V, as he would appear at many fan events and tournaments with a smile and wonderful energy.

His last role at Capcom was as executive producer of the Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, which is now available for PS4 and PC. Capcom is rumored to be working on "Street Fighter VI". Rumours have swirled regarding the direction of the Street Fighter franchise for a while now, and while Mr. Ono doesn't give a definitive reason for leaving the company, it's thought that it is related to that.

"I will look forward to seeing the new Street Fighter brand and how it's going to be expanded, as just one of the regular gamers next time around", he said before concluding, "so please allow me to shout as my closing statement in this message to you, 3, 2, 1, SHORYUKEN!"

Yoshinori Ono has announced his departure from Capcom after an fantastic career with the developer spanning three decades.

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