Mega Man And Street Fighter 6 Producer Allegedly Leaves Capcom After 30 Years

Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, who had been working at the company since the 90s, recently updated his Twitter account to showcase this change.

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  • Mega Man franchise leader Kazuhiro Tsuchiya has apparently departed Capcom after 30 years.
  • The producer updated his Twitter profile to say that he has “graduated” from Capcom.
  • Tsuchiya helped the franchise out of a difficult spot after taking over from Keiji Inafune and helped develop many successful projects like Mega Man 11 and the Battle Network Legacy Collection.

Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, the head of the Mega Man series and the producer of Street Fighter 6, has apparently left Capcom after 30 years. As one fan on Rocketman Corner pointed out, the producer has updated his Twitter profile to say that he has “graduated” from the company. Furthermore, the two IPs are now listed as past projects in his bio while previously, it said that he was in charge of both, thereby signaling his exit from Capcom.

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Kazuhiro Tsuchiya’s bio on Twitter

Kazuhiro Tsuchiya has been a long-term producer at Capcom with his career at the studio stretching back to the early 90s. Mega Man 7, which came out in 1995 was the first title the producer got credited on. Since then, Tsuchiya worked on many games including Street Fighter before becoming the head of Mega Man in 2010. He became the head of the franchise at a very difficult time after Keiji Infaune left in 2010.

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But, Tsuchiya managed to redress the balance and under his leadership, the series saw substantial success. The producer got the series out of its dry spell by developing 2018’s Mega Man 11, eight years after the last mainline entry. And, Kazuhiro Tsuchiya’s first and last shot at a mainline game in the franchise turned out to be a major success, selling over 1.6 million copies worldwide. 

Overall, the producer mostly worked on legacy collections during his time as the leader of the series. He helped develop every single collection like Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 in addition to titles like Mega Man X DiVE. And, arguably Tsuchiya’s biggest achievement is one of these compilations, namely the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection.

Before his departure, Tsuchiya was working on the next mainline Mega Man entry in the franchise. He announced that the game was in development in 2019 and according to leaks, the project is going to be the big-budget “Taisen” title. Capcom hasn’t announced anything about this upcoming game as of yet. But, many assume this next major title in the franchise will be revealed as the 35th anniversary of the franchise approaches.

Mega Man hasn’t had the best luck in the past decade or so. However, Kazuhiro Tsuchiya’s work has elevated the franchise to a much better place among Capcom’s major IPs. The series has slowly come back due to the producer’s work and we hope his last effort at Capcom will get an official reveal sooner rather than later.

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Ahmed Mansoor is a News Writer who has a deep passion for single-player adventure games. He loves to keep tabs on the gaming and technology industries and loves to break stories that interest his audience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and several years of experience writing for games. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 600+ News Stories.

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