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Yoshinori Ono takes on corporate officer role at Capcom HQ

Wednesday, 3rd April 2013 01:49 GMT By Brenna Hillier

In addition to his exisiting appointment as deputy head of consumer games R&D, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has accepted a position as a corporate office at Capcom Japan. On Twitter, the famously friendly industry veteran said it might be “tough” to enjoy the new role in addition to his current duties; Ono was taken ill last year due to overwork and has since publicly criticised Capcom for the pressure it places on staff.

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  1. salarta

    Reading the last article, I’m a little surprised Capcom promoted him.

    My guess is a lot of this is due to Capcom learning some very important lessons from the failure of RE6 and DmC, and having burned their bridges with other meaningful former Capcom talents Shinji Mikami and Keiji Inafune. Ono is presently the only creative power the company has left working on titles that actually please and excite their fans. I think they realize now, a little too late, that they should be placing more value on the people that actually care about and create their games for more reasons than making money.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    I think Ono was a little surprised, too. He doesn’t seem super happy about it actually.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. salarta

    @2: Hmm, good point, and I don’t really blame him for hesitation either. He knows the way Capcom operates, and he knows that being in a higher and more powerful position brings responsibility with it. While it may be more worrying for him, on the flip side it’s probably a good sign for people that care about quality in video games. Someone that hesitates because he knows the responsibility and potential bureaucracy involved is often someone that cares a great deal more about doing the right thing by everyone than someone that only sees it for the greater power such a position provides.

    #3 1 year ago

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