Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono to Leave Capcom This Summer

Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono to Leave Capcom This Summer - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 August 2020 / 673 Views

Street Fighter series executive producer Yoshinori Ono via Twitter announced plans to leave Capcom this summer after nearly 30 years at the company. Ono has been a producer on Street Fighter since 1998.

"I've been with the Street Fighter brand for a long time, experienced good times, bad times, and even non-existent times," said Ono. "My heart is filled with appreciation to those players who've been giving warm and kind support on the brand, especially... 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 this summer. This means that I will resign my position as the brand manager for Capcom's various titles including Street Fighter.

"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."

Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono to Leave Capcom This Summer


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments

Fight-the-Streets (on 10 August 2020)

Honestly, I'm kind of happy that he leaves the Street Fighter brand. Although, thanks to him, with Street Fighter IV, new life was brought into a basically dead franchise, I didn't like the decisions he made over the years, especially, the bare-bone and online-only-focused release of the original Street Fighter V and virtually all new characters since (and incl.) Street Fighter IV for being uninspired, leaving no legacy behind, unlike the 17 Street Fighter II characters (all versions) of which each and everyone is legendary! But maybe, I'm just disappointed about what AA-AAA games have become in general: It's all about customization, (online-) ranks, gimmicks and big (and boring) open words and all of them actually ad nothing of value to a game! There was once a time where it was about gameplay, careful game design, design of meaningful (and not geeky) characters and putting the two elements into a coherent world! That were great times! I appreciate that graphics and story telling have come a long way but the games themselves as "games to play and enjoy" have lost appeal!


Mr Puggsly (on 10 August 2020)

He will probably go to MS and make a new fighting IP called Road Combatant.


DonFerrari (on 10 August 2020)

That is sad, but all things end even the good ones.