Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono resigns from Capcom Vancouver (update)

Yoshinori Ono, executive producer of the Street Fighter series and Capcom's head of consumer games development, has resigned from his director position at Capcom Vancouver, he announced today on Twitter.

"I resigned from the director position about Capcom Vancouver," said Ono (above left). "Thanks good staff of Capcom Vancouver, and Dead Rising staff!"

In a follow-up tweet, he said he "had [to] take some time" and "think over very carefully about next things."

Capcom Vancouver most recently developed the Xbox One launch title Dead Rising 3, and its previous work on the Dead Rising franchise consists of Dead Rising 2 and two add-ons, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Dead Rising 2: Case West.

Ono posted a photo on Twitter in May 2012, two months after the launch of Street Fighter X Tekken, to say that he had joined the studio as his "new job," although he had been working as studio director since April 2011, according to his LinkedIn profile. Ono still lists himself on LinkedIn as a corporate officer for Capcom, as well as the head of the company's Consumer Games Development Division 2. We've reached out to Capcom for more details, and will update this article with any information we receive.

Update: Ono clarified on Twitter that he has only left Capcom Vancouver, not Capcom at large.

"Only my role for Capcom Vancouver has ended," said Ono. He added, "My position within Capcom has not changed and I'm still involved in all of the projects that I'm currently working on."

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