Street Fighter Producer Says Capcom 'Didn't Even Acknowledge' His Harrowing Hospital Visit

Popular Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinoro Ono says even after he worked himself to the point of exhaustion and took a terrifying trip to the hospital several months ago, Capcom put him back to work at breakneck speed.

Speaking to Eurogamer's Simon Parkin at Capcom's Captivate event last month, Ono paints a grim picture of working conditions at Capcom:

The situation is the complete opposite. Nobody told me to take a rest. When I returned to work, Capcom didn't even acknowledge that I had been in [the] hospital. There was no change in my schedule. I was at home for an entire week before the doctors allowed me to return to work. 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.

Jeez. Be sure to check out the rest of Parkin's interview: it's a great read!

The Rise and Collapse of Yoshinori Ono [Eurogamer]