Peter “Combofiend” Rosas, a veteran and respected member from the fighting game community, has decided to part ways with Capcom after serving the company for five years.
Posting on the official blog on the weekend, he apologized for his recent absence from the eyes of the public and thanked everyone for supporting him all this time.
Rosas has been a significant part of Capcom for several of its fighting games. He was the associate producer on Street Fighter V and Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, as well as battle designer for Ultra Street Fighter IV. He is also credited for production in Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers.
His always-open two-way communication channels with the fighting game community were usually the source of information and updates on existing and upcoming products. Besides his other job designations, he was also a profound community manager over the years.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to work on the games that shaped my life, a definite dream come true, but now I feel it’s time for the next generation to be able to do the same,” Rosas stated. “There’s no doubt in my mind that the current generation has their own unique ideas that will push Capcom’s fighting games forward in terms of innovation and evolution.”
Rosas did not mention whether he has plans to join another company or not. However, he did promise to “join you all once again as a member of the community and as a Capcom fan” soon. Perhaps that indicates an interest in participating in the tournament scene once again.
Rosas was a top level competitor in Marvel vs Capcom 3, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Capcom vs SNK 2, and Street Fighter IV back in the day. It will not be surprising to see him pick up a controller for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite next year since he is now no longer employed by Capcom.
Elsewhere, Capcom is scheduled to release Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition in January. Knowing how Rosas always worked to address complaints from the community, he was probably part of that as well.