In a sudden and frankly surprising turn of events, Yoshinori Ono has been officially appointed President and COO of Delightworks, the studio behind mobile phenomenon Fate/Grand Order and recent disaster release Sakura Wars: Hanasaki Maidens.
Yoshinori Ono previously worked with Capcom for almost three decades, before leaving the company in the summer of 2020. During his time with the developer/publisher, Ono worked on top brands including Resident Evil, Onimusha, and Dead Rising, but his greatest achievement remains his incredible resurrection of the Street Fighter franchise. At the center of 2008’s Street Fighter IV – a title his bosses at Capcom had zero faith in – Ono almost single-handedly brought the legendary series back to the masses, a move which helped reignite the entire fighting game genre, particularly with mainstream audiences. For this act alone, Ono is deservedly respected by both players and those within the industry.
Source: Destructoid Former Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono appointed President of Delightworks