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Capcom's Ono overworked

Street Fighter man feels stressed.

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Yoshinori Ono, longtime Capcom producer, and responsible for Capcom's popular 2D fighters in recent years, including Super Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter X Tekken, has spoken out about working conditions at the Japanese game company:

"After I passed out, I was thinking in the hospital: there are so many people at Capcom that, over the years, have disappeared at one time or another. Suddenly, in that bed I understood what happened to them... The day after a game is finished and goes off to manufacture there are 10 empty desks, their previous occupants never to be seen again."

"When I returned to my desk there was a ticket to Rome waiting for me. There's no mercy. Everyone in the company says: 'Ono-san we've been so worried about you.' Then they hand me a timetable and it's completely filled with things to do."

This kind of criticism is rare in a Japanese company, and it is easy to come to the conclusion that Ono wants out. Remains to be seen if the Street Fighter man remains with Capcom much longer.

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