After 30 years at Capcom and well over 20 years as the producer of Street Fighter, Yoshinori Ono has announced his departure from the Japanese developer and publisher. He certainly imagined his last year at Capcom a little differently, you can hear that in his farewell message. There were many unexpected events in 2020, above all of course the coronavirus pandemic.
There have been good times and bad in his long stint with Street Fighter and Capcom. But his heart is filled with gratitude to the fans and the continued support for him. In the summer, Yoshinori Ono is leaving Capcom and leaving Street Fighter behind.
New-generation Capcom developers will now continue to run the Street Fighter brand. And they will continue to make them special, Ono is sure of that. He’s really looking forward to getting to know the new Street Fighter one day as a normal gamer.
By the way: Today is Ono’s birthday, at least that’s what his Twitter profile says.
via Twitter, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Capcom