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.