Posted Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 09:18 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Interesting times for Capcom.
Veteran Capcom games producer, Yoshinori Ono, has resigned from his position at Capcom Vancouver, the studio behind 'Dead Rising 3.' The announcement came from Ono, and he took the opportunity to thank the Capcom Vancouver staff.
I resigned from the director position about CAPCOM Vancouver. Thanks good staff of CAPCOM Vancouver, and Dead Rising staff!
— Yoshinori Ono (@Yoshi_OnoChin) June 16, 2014
Ono is best known for his work in recent years reviving the 'Street Fighter' franchise through a series of fighting games that lead a charge to reinvigorate the entire genre. Ono has been with Capcom since the PSX days of the 90's, and it's not yet clear whether he is completely finished with the company. He followed the resignation announcement, by stating, "I had take some time, I think over very carefully about next things. I'd like to watch TV for Brazil World Cup before thinking it! :D"
Meanwhile, GamesIndustry International is reporting that Capcom shareholders have rejected a renewal of the plan that has made the company unattractive as a takeover target. The plan had been in place since 2008 and renewed every 2 years since, and it included a poison pill should another entity attempt to gain a controlling amount of stock. While that protection is no longer in place, only further developments will give indication of the storied company's future.
Source: GamesIndustry International
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