The delay in God of War: Ragnarok came about due to Kratos’ voice actor Christopher Judge.
In a tweet earlier today, Judge said “I need to be communicative […] Ragnarok was delayed because of me. August 2019, I couldn’t walk. I had to have back surgery, both hip replacement and knee surgery. “
💯 in my feelings right now. I need to be communicative. This has not been approved by anyone. To the beloved fandom, Ragnarok was delayed because of me. August 2019, I couldn’t walk. He had to undergo back surgery, replacement of both hips, and knee surgery. They also waited for me in rehab … Cont …September 30, 2021
While Judge claims his surgeries required the game to be pulled from a planned 2021 release date until next year, implies that developer Sony Santa Monica was sympathetic, suggesting that it waited for the actor to undergo rehab after his surgeries, and offered “nothing but love and support. And Sony Santa Monica has never said a word about the delay and what caused it. ”
Judge too revealed, however, that he threatened to quit the role when God of War director Cory Barlog told him he would not be returning for the sequel. Barlog, who is currently serving as creative director for Sony Santa Monica, passed the baton on to God of War veteran Eric Williams. While Judge may have initially been skeptical of the change, it now appears that Barlog managed to convince him, as he now describes the new director as a “BEAST.” Hopefully it’s not one of the many beasts we’ll be fighting in the game, of course.
In June, Sony Santa Monica said the decision to move the release to 2022 stemmed from a desire to “[maintain] the safety and well-being of our team, creative partners, and families, “with no specific reference to Judge. Shortly thereafter, Barlog told fans that the decision to delay the game was his alone, and that fans of the series shouldn’t bother the development team for the longer wait.
While we wait for Ragnarok, here are a few upcoming PS5 games To pass the time.