Ono Going on Hiatus from Games for a While
We reported earlier in the week that Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono was rushed to the hospital due to his health rapidly deteriorating. In rather good news, it seems that Ono is now up and about, but he will be stepping away from games for a while – presumably and hopefully, to rest.
Ono, who’s quite active on social-networking platform Twitter, thanked fans for their support and revealed that he’ll be stepping down for an undisclosed time as his role as producer for Capcom’s fighting game series’.
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 apologise 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.
While it’s still not known what his illness is or what caused it, we’re just thankful he’s fine. Hopefully, Ono won’t be gone for long and he makes a full recovery.