God of War: Ragnarok has been delayed, but Santa Monica Studio has never officially revealed why it was decided to change the release date of Kratos’ new adventure. However, Christopher Judge told about the work on the game, who revealed that his problems influenced the production calendar.
God of War: Ragnarok was expected to hit the market in 2021, but Sony announced a delay to its debut . The decision caused a lot of discontent among the community around the PlayStation brand, and the developers had to face various expressions of bitterness , including threats.
However, Christopher Judge referred to the case – the actor who lends Kratos a voice and presents his movements, had to undergo complicated operations, which was met with great understanding on the part of developers from Santa Monica Studio. The team waited for the artist to recover:
“Now 100% honesty. I have to be honest. It has not been approved by anyone. To the beloved fandom, Ragnarok was delayed because of me. In August 2019, I couldn’t walk. I had to have back surgery, both hips replaced, and knee surgery. They were waiting for me to recover.
Judge emphasized that his health problems were the cause of the delay – due to the complicated recovery process, he was unable to visit the recording studio or proceed to further motion capture sessions in scenes with Kratos. Recall that the American replaced Terrence C. Carson as the god of war.
The actor noted that none of the representatives of the studio had a grudge against him, there were no charges such as “who do you think you are?”, And he could only count on love and support. The creators never specified the reason for the change of the date – it seems very likely that, wishing to provide peace to their co-worker, they did not want to expose him to negative reactions or attacks from unrepentant fans of the series.
Interestingly, Christopher Judge revealed that after Cory Barlog’s resignation as game director, he wanted to leave the project. However, he found out that Eric Williams could handle the new installment:
Barlog also replied with his support: