Capcom will have to go on without one
of its biggest producers for the forseeable future, as Street Fighter
veteran Yoshinori Ono has confirmed he will be taking a break from
work to look after his health.
Ono was admitted to hospital care
earlier this week due to what Sony described as a “heavily
deteriorated” physical state. Today, Ono verified the news to
followers, writing, “I'll refrain from work for current job for a
while. Another person in charge of SF series for a while. Of course
I'll constant support to it.”
In a follow-up tweet, Ono indicated he
may be out the game for a while, but he was in good spirits, posting,
“I'll be out of the limelight as fighting game series for a while.
I'll think about the new future of fighting game after this. ;D”
Yoshinori Ono's last project was Street
Fighter X Tekken, which launched earlier this month. Judging by our Street Fighter X Tekken review, it looks like he's leaving Capcom
(temporarily) on a high note. We wish him well in his recovery.