Kratos’ voice actor says God of War: Ragnarok was delayed ‘because of me’

Kratos’ voice actor Christopher Judge says he’s the reason God of War: Ragnarok It was delayed. In a tweet, Judge writes that he needed multiple surgeries in 2019 and that God of War Developer Sony Santa Monica’s studios delayed the game so they could bounce back and continue voicing video game’s favorite troublemaker dad.

Judge continues to praise Sony Santa Monica for their dedication and compassion, saying, “Everyone involved in the GofW franchise puts their hearts and souls in every painting you see. “

From 2018 God of War It was a continuation of PlayStation’s seminal hack ‘n slash franchise, but a marked departure from the rage-filled hyperviolence of previous games. In it, Kratos is older, wiser, but not necessarily kinder, as he navigates being a father to his young son Atreus. Christopher Judge gained recognition for his role as Kratos, with his constant growl of the word “Boy,” now synonymous with the character and a popular meme.

Sony joked Ragnarok, tracking God of War, last year with a release date of 2021. However, in June of this year, Sony Santa Monica announced that it had decided delay the game until 2022. The delay was not particularly shocking as the COVID-19 pandemic caused several games scheduled to launch in 2021 to be postponed. But according to Judge, it appears that the pandemic may not have been the reason for Ragnaroknew release date.

“Sony Santa Monica has never said a word about the delay and what caused it.” Judge writes. “The studios are idiots, but this company, from top to bottom, should give us hope.”

Judge started his Twitter thread after God of War won IGN “Best video game of all time” competition, surpassing GTA V for honor. The competition itself was noteworthy, if only for its ability to upset nearly every member of the video game public with highly questionable match-up results. I don’t know how the almost indisputable masterpiece chrono trigger lost to * checks notes * Burnout 3: TakedownBut it did, and we as a species are worse for it.

The judge closed his thread with an anecdote about how he almost gave up God of War entirely when he learned a long time ago God of War director Cory Balrog wouldn’t be directing Ragnarok. When Balrog asked her to trust him and RagnarokEric Williams, the new director, agreed Judge.

“Eric Williams is a fucking beast !!!” Judge writes.

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