Yoshinori Ono joins DelightWorks as president and representative director | Jobs Roundup
FunPlus hires Wei Wang as chief creative officer, Arone Le Bray joins The Chinese Room as principal narrative designer
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Yoshinori Ono | DelightWorks President and Representative Director
Former Street Fighter series executive producer and deputy head of Capcom's eSports business division Yoshinori Ono joined DelightWorks as president and representative director.
Best known for helping revive the Street Fighter franchise as the producer of Street Fighter IV, Ono joined Capcom in 1994 as a sound engineer. Throughout the course of his 26 years career with the company, Ono held many roles. In 2006, he became general manager of online R and D, and he moved to the role of deputy head of consumer game development in 2010. In 2014, he became head of the consumer games development division at Capcom.
Announcing the move on Twitter, Ono said: "Dear FGC, World Warriors. On May 1st, I will be moving from Capcom to another company.
"I'm going to be working at a studio that is a little different from the one I'm used to. I'm also going to be looking at development from a different perspective than in the past."
Wei Wang | FunPlus chief creative officer
Former principal artist at Blizzard Entertainment Wei Wang has joined FunPlus as chief creative officer.
Wang joined Blizzard in 2005 as principal artist, and worked on the game development of titles World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, and Star Craft 2.
In 2017, he also co-founded independent developer Bonfire Studios.
"Wei's iconic art has been beloved for years by fans of the many games he has been integral in crafting," said Andy Zhong, CEO of FunPlus.
"His ability to not only imagine entire worlds but also bring them to life is second to none, and we're thrilled to have him lead FunPlus' global creative teams as we strive toward our shared goal of continuing to break the boundaries of what games can be."
Other recent appointments around the industry include:
Arone Le Bray | The Chinese Room principal narrative designer
Previously: Narrative quality designer, Bioware
Megan Farokhmanesh | Reporter, Axios Gaming
Previously: Reporter, The Verge
Sam Halverson| NZXT SVP of people and culture
Previously: VP of global HR business partners at Converse
Peter Cherkes | Creative director, Dragon's Lake Entertainment
Previously: CEO, Black Phoenix Games
Akito Takahashi | COO, Q-Games
Previously: Studio manager, Q-Games
Gari Bisillo | CTO, Q-Games
Previously: Senior programmer, Q-Games
Ryuji Nishikawa | Chief creative officer, Q-Games
Previously: Programmer, Q-Games
Steve Merrett | UK marketing director, Bethesda Softworks
Previously: UK communications manager, Bethesda Softworks
Louis Castle | Chief product officer, Greenpark Sports
Previously: Head of Amazon' Relentless Studios, Seattle
Satoshi Miyazaki | Executive Vice President , Capcom
Previously: Deputy President, Mizuho Bank
Artem Chupryna | Publishing manager, Kwalee
Previously: Publishing manager, Homa Games
Fridolin Kerner | Writer, Mimimi Games
Previously: Product Manager, United Sof Media Verlag
Maria Kutscherow | Line producer, Mimimi Games
Previously: Partner Communications Manager, Microsoft Germany
Olaf Hoffman | IT manager, Mimimi Games
Previously: SharePoint expert, Siemens
Keith Siegner | CFO, Vindex
Previously: Vice President, investor relations, mergers & acquisitions, and treasurer, Yum Brands
Steven Wilson | Senior animator, Sumo Sheffield
Previously: Senior in-game animator, TT Games
Marco Vernetti | Executive producer, Sumo Leamington
Previously: Development manager, CCP Games
Jonny Flieger | Lead writer, Sumo Sheffield
Previously: Writer, Ubisoft
David Jaffe | Advisor and consultant, Movie Games
Previously: Director, Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency
Xu Xiaojun | Head of studio, Studio Gobo
Previously: Game director, Studio Gobo