Capcom Producer Yoshinori Ono Steps Away From Street Fighter
He’s most famously known as the producer for the Street Fighter IV subseries. Currently, Yoshinori Ono is working on Street Fighter x Tekken. However, following a long tour through Asia promoting Street Fighter x Tekken, Ono-san had to be rushed to a hospital after he fell ill.
“I would like to bring something else to everyone’s attention,” read Capcom’s Japanese blog. “Shortly after the Street Fighter x Tekken promotion in Asia, Ono-san’s physical condition rapidly and heavily deteriorated and he had to be taken to the hospital.
“Because of his hospital tenure he will not be performing work-related affairs for a while. Ono’s well-being is very important to us, and we wish for his steady recovery.”
Today, Ono-san announced that he’s taking a break from developing the Street Fighter series after the hospitalization late last week. On his Twitter feed, Ono-san wrote, “I caused you so much worry for a while. I went back to work. [The Street Fighter] team are working wholeheartedly on patches for SF X TK. Please wait just a little longer.
“I apologize for that. And thanks for a lot of get-well messages! I’ll refrain from work [on my] current job for a while. Another person [is] in charge of the SF series for a wihle. Of course I’ll [give] constant support to it. I’ll be out of the limelight [of] fighting game series for a while. I’ll think about the new future of fighting games after this.”
This man has been working very hard, and it looks like to the point of exhaustion. Take it easy Ono-san, you’ve most certainly earned it.
Via VG 24/7.