He will assume the position of president and COO
The former Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono has announced that starting May 1, he’s joining DELiGHTWORKS as the new president and chief operating officer. He will replace Akihito Shouji, the founder and former president of the company, who will assume the role of chairman and chief executive officer.
Ono made a comment on Twitter regarding his new appointment:
Dear FGC, World Warriors. On May 1st, I will be moving from Capcom to another company. I'm going to be working at a studio that is a little different from the one I'm used to. I'm also going to be looking at development from a different perspective than in the past.
My past experiences have been very exciting, but I'm looking forward to more growth in my new position. The image color of new company is green, so this part is connected with JIMMY. ;P
There may be some distance between me and everyone at FGC for a while. I may be away from the FGC for a while, but I’m looking forward to spending time with you again when I get the chance. I appreciate your continuing support.
Ono has been a part of Capcom for 27 years. His first involvement with video game development was Saturday Night Slam Masters in 1993. Two years later, he worked as a sound programmer for Street Fighter Alpha, a title in the fighting game series that will make him famous in the future. For almost ten years, he oversaw sound engineering in many of the company's hits: Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike, Devil May Cry, Onimusha: Warlords. In the mid-00s, he was promoted to the position of producer. Under his leadership, Capcom released several notable fighting games: Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, also its Ultra and Arcade editions, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition, Street Fighter X Tekken, Darkstalkers Resurrection, Street Fighter V, and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Yoshinori Ono left the studio in the Summer of 2020.
DELiGHTWORKS is primarily known as the developer of the widely popular mobile game Fate/Grand Order and the creator of a mobile port of Fate/stay night[Realta Nua]. In 2021, the studio will serve as a publisher for the upcoming fighting game in the Fate universe – MELTY BLOOD: Type Lumina.
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DashFight wishes Yoshinori Ono all the best in his future endeavors!
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