Yoshinori Ono, best known for his work as a producer of the Street Fighter franchise over at Capcom, announced last year that he would be leaving the company after almost 30 years. Today, Ono announced where he’s headed next, and despite his storied history with the genre, it won’t be working on a new fighting game, according to his announcement. Effective May 1, Ono is the president and COO at Delightworks.
The studio has an eclectic line-up, such as recent Fate/Stay Night mobile spin-off Fate/Grand Order, but is also working on some fighting games like Melty Blood: Type Lumina. However, Ono did make it clear that his work will be separate from the fighting game community when he made the shift official on his personal Twitter with the following message:
On May 1st, I will be moving from Capcom to another company. I’m going to be working at a studio that is a little different from the one I’m used to. I’m also going to be looking at development from a different perspective than in the past. My past experiences have been very exciting, but I’m looking forward to more growth in my new position. The image color of new company is green, so this part is connected with JIMMY. ;P There may be some distance between me and everyone at FGC for a while. I may be away from the FGC for a while, but I’m looking forward to spending time with you again when I get the chance. I appreciate your continuing support.
Dear FGC, World Warriors.
On May 1st, I will be moving from Capcom to another company.
I'm going to be working at a studio that is a little different from the one I'm used to.
I'm also going to be looking at development from a different perspective than in the past. pic.twitter.com/Hch7kkGZA0
— Yoshinori Ono (@Yoshi_OnoChin) April 27, 2021
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In his final days at Capcom, Ono was working on Street Fighter V’s final season of characters, which have been rolling out over the course of the past year. While the future of the franchise is unknown at this point, some of its main characters, Ryu and Chun-Li, are making a guest appearance in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid.