Street Fighter Producer Ono To Take Break, Following Hospitalisation
Written Thursday, March 29, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has announced that he’s to take a break from work, following an emergency trip to hospital.
The affable Capcom man was hospitalised during a tour of Asia promoting Street Fighter X Tekken last week. His physical condition had “heavily deteriorated,” according to the publisher. He’s on the mend now though, but intends on taking a well-earned break.
Making the announcement via his Twitter feed, Ono said, “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.”
“I apologize for that,” he continued. “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.”