A Fond Farewell

Oct 27, 2017 // ComboFiend

Hey everyone, long time, no talk!

I know I’ve been less visible lately as I’ve been working on our latest fighting games, but I did want to thank you all directly for your support and share a fond farewell as I depart from Capcom .

The last five years or so have been a blur! When I first came to Capcom, the only thing on my mind was getting more people to play Capcom fighting games. From the various Street Fighter games, various Versus games, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, to you name it, Capcom fighting games have been a core component of both my youth and adulthood. In my youth, these games allowed me to foster friendships through playing with others at my local arcade, which would not have happened otherwise. In my adulthood, they’ve provided me the ability to bond with so many people across the world as we share our love for them. It was these experiences and more that I wanted those unfamiliar with fighting games to also experience.

Through the releases of our latest and greatest fighters as well as the creation of the Capcom Pro Tour during my time here, I’m happy to see there are more people than ever enjoying Capcom fighting games; whether they’re playing or spectating. I can honestly say that it makes me happy to see the newer generation of players creating rivalries and friendships, as well as discussing, analyzing and bonding over these games the same ways I used to and still do.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work on the games that shaped my life, a definite dream come true, but now I feel it’s time for the next generation to be able to do the same. There’s no doubt in my mind that the current generation has their own unique ideas that will push Capcom’s fighting games forward in terms of innovation and evolution. I definitely look forward to seeing those ideas come to fruition in the future.   

Although my time at Capcom has come to an end, the interactions and experiences I’ve had with everyone online and in person easily remain as some of my most memorable experiences. Thanks to you all for the fond memories. I now join you all once again as a member of the community and as a Capcom fan. I’m confident the team here will continue to do great work for all of us who love not only fighting games, but games in general.

See you guys around!

Peter “COMBO FIEND” Rosas