Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono announced today that he won't be coming back to work on the Street Fighter franchise in the near future.

Ono was hospitalized last week when he collapsed shortly after a promotional event for Street Fighter x Tekken in Korea.

Ono said in a flurry of tweets that development on Street Fighter x Tekken would continue in his absence:

"[The Street Fighter] team are working wholeheartedly on patches for SF X TK. Please wait just a little longer," he tweeted. "I'll refrain from work [on my] current job for a while. Another person [is] in charge of the SF series for a while. Of course I'll [give] constant support to it."

In addition to the game's cadre of controversial DLC characters, SFxT players have been waiting for a patch that will fix a bug that sometimes cancels sound effects during online play.

[Via Edge]

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