Ono taking a break from Street Fighter development

By Stephany Nunneley
29 March 2012 14:01 GMT

Yoshinori Ono has announced he’s taking a break from Street Fighter development after his hospitalization last week.

The announcement was made on his Twitter account, where he stated the following, per Edge:

“I caused you so much worry for a while. I went back to work. [The Street Fighter] team are working wholeheartedly on patches for SF X TK. Please wait just a little longer,” he said.

“I apologize for that. And thanks for a lot of get-well messages! I’ll refrain from work [on my] current job for a while. Another person [is] in charge of the SF series for a while. Of course I’ll [give] constant support to it. I’ll be out of the limelight [of] fighting game series for a while. I’ll think about the new future of fighting games after this.”

The patch is expected to fix a bug which blocks some sound effects during online matches.

Ono was rushed to hospital last week amid reports his condition has “rapidly and heavily deteriorated” during a Street Fighter X Tekken promotional tour in Asia.

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