Yoshinori Ono Resigns From Capcom Vancouver
Notable fighting game figure Yoshinori Ono has announced a departure from Capcom Vancouver. This studio, formerly known as Blue Castle Games, is mostly responsible for the Dead Rising series.
Ono stepped down from a position as director and executive producer of the Canadian studio, surprisingly announcing this through Twitter. While Capcom refused to comment to several larger publications themselves, the former director of the Vancouver studio clarified things, once more through Twitter, stating:
My position within Capcom has not changed and I’m still involved in all of the projects that I’m currently working on.
Only my role for Capcom Vancouver has ended.
Recently, Ono was promoted to a rank of corporate officer at Capcom Japan, so there’s still some activity there. Previously, Ono was known as a recognizable figure in the Street Fighter series.
It’s not the first time that Ono and Capcom have dealt with setbacks. In 2012, the producer criticized the company on its grueling work regiments, which included a series of promotional tours and such.
A tough schedule to create more content forced Ono to step back in March 2012, after a sudden hospitalization. This eventually lead to comments addressing fear of being fired for speaking about being overworked and much more.
While Dead Rising may now be out of the influence sphere of Yoshinori Ono, there is still work to be done. For instance, Playstation 4 title Deep Down is still under production, as well as a yet unannounced project.