The voice behind Kratos, Christopher Judge has opened up on social media and explained why God of War Ragnarok isn’t making its 2021 release window. According to Judge, the upcoming PlayStation exclusive title missed its original 2021 release date because the voice actor had some serious health complications over the past few years that prevented him from working on the project.
Judge posted on Twitter that God of War Ragnarok was delayed because of him. He says that in August 2019, he suffered from back surgery and had to get both hips replaced and needed knee surgery at the same time.
The voice of Kratos continued to share his story saying that Sony and Santa Monica Studios showed him nothing but love during this ordeal. The Sony Santa Monica never pressured him to speed up his recovery or work under stress. They waited for him to be ready and able to continue his role of Kratos before continuing development.
“What they did for the crew is way more… That I can’t talk about, but I’ve said to all involved, [it is the classiest] thing that ive EVER heard about in this business. Everyone involved in the GofW franchise puts their hearts and souls in every frame you see. I want thank everyone that’s has allowed me to play… And laugh, and love, and cry, without judgement, but with unconditional support and love, in this thing of ALL OF OURS”
Judge ended his tweets by describing the moment when he found out Cory Barlog would direct God of War Ragnarok. He assures fans that the director of the game, Eric Williams is a BEAST.
Last thing. Barlog told me @Tribeca that he wouldn’t be directing sequel. I quit.(no joke) he said, do you trust me?(yes) He said Eric is a beast. I said he better be… UPDATE, ERIC WILLIAMS is a motherfuckin BEAST!!! @SonySantaMonica
— Christopher Judge (@iamchrisjudge) September 30, 2021
God of War Ragnarok is expected to launch in early 2022. Watch the gameplay reveal down below: