Street Fighter 6 will be made by ‘new generation’ as Yoshinori Ono quits Capcom

Flamboyant Street Fighter boss Yoshinori Ono is to leave Capcom after almost 30 years, as Street Fighter 6 is rumoured for 2022.

He’s been working on the Street Fighter series almost since the very start but as the next generation of consoles loom Yoshinori Ono has announced that he is to leave Capcom and hand Street Fighter 6 over to a new team.

Ono is currently brand manager and executive producer of Street Fighter 5 and has been the public face of the franchise for many years. He was pivotal in getting 2008’s Street Fighter 4 made and championing fighting games internally at Capcom.

Although Street Fighter 6 has not been officially announced it’s already believed to be in early development, with Ono saying that he looks forward to seeing the ‘new Street Fighter brand and how it’s going to be expanded’.

As well as Street Fighter, Ono has worked as a sound producer on a number of classic Capcom titles, including Devil May Cry and Onimusha, and produced or co-produced titles including Shadow Of Rome and Dead Rising.

Ono’s legacy will be Street Fighter though and helping to renew interest in fighting games in general, which led to the current genre renaissance that began with Street Fighter 4.

Street Fighter 5 is not dead yet though and Capcom recently announced a new season of additional characters, including Dan and an appearance from Rival School’s Akira Kazama, that will last well into next year.

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