Kazuhiro Tsuchiya, the producer of games like Mega Man 11, Asura's Wrath, and more recently Street Fighter 6, has reportedly announced his departure from Capcom over on Twitter, as shared by the news sites Rockman Corner and VGC.
As originally spotted by Rockman Corner, Tsuchiya recently updated his Twitter bio and in the process revealed that he has now "graduated" from Capcom, a term typically used to describe a departure from a company on good terms.
If confirmed, this likely means he won't be acting as the producer on future games in the Mega Man series moving forward, including the twelfth entry in the series, which Capcom has expressed interest in working on in the past, but hasn't yet officially announced.
Tsuchiya got his start at Capcom sometime in the early-to-mid 90s, working as a programmer on games like Mega Man 7 and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. Later on, he then served as the director of Capcom's Haunting Grounds as well as a producer for Asura's Wrath, before taking over the reins of the Mega Man series from veteran Keiji Inafune (who left the company in 2010).
As the series producer, he's contributed to Mega Man 11, all of the game's legacy collections, and the mobile game Mega Man X DiVE, helping the series to grow to even greater popularity. Just last year, for instance, Capcom announced that it had hit an astonishing total of 38 million units sold across the entire series.
We don't know how Tsuchiya's potential departure will impact the series moving forward, but it's clear he's left it in a healthier position than when he first came on board.