If you’ve been following Capcom fighting games since Street Fighter IV was announced, you know who Seth Killian is. The enthusiastic "special advisor" has been the public face of Capcom’s premiere genre nearly as much as the Blanka-toting Yoshinori Ono.
Killian published a farewell letter on the Capcom Unity blog but did not mention where he’s going.
"I have chosen a new path which will let me embrace a new dream, but to everyone that ever believed in this dream we shared together, let me say this final thanks,” said Killian. “I will leave as I began--a Capcom fan for life, looking forward to all the great games still to come.”
The producer went on to thank various friends within Capcom who helped him along the way.
It’s worth your time to read the entire letter, but this passage directed at the fighting game community stood out:
“In no uncertain terms, you have been my reason for everything,” he said. “A game can be incredible, but it's the players and where they take it that elevate it into legend. Both as individuals and as a group, you have taught me more than I could have ever thought possible. Every hour on the road and every air mile towards my first million doesn't begin to repay the debt I feel to all of you. You are a family to me. Today, the community is strong, and growing stronger. We fight, we make mistakes, we argue, and we compete but in the end we have each other. To you, I can only say "thank you." You continue to electrify the world and show the power not just of a game, but of a living, breathing community. Strive to be your best selves, to share our magic with the next generation, and above all else, take care of each other. We are a family.”
This coming Friday, June 22, is Killian's last day at Capcom.