God of War Ragnarok Release Delay was Due to Kratos’ Actor Needing Surgery

God of War Ragnarok Release

Just three weeks ago, we got our first look at God of War Ragnarok, and confirmation that the game was not going to be released this year, which surprised no one. It seems the reason for the God of War Ragnarok release delay wasn’t really about development, but because Christopher Judge, the actor playing both the motion capture and voice for Kratos was injured and needed surgery.

This was revealed by Judge himself over on Twitter, where he tweeted the following message:

Here are the series of tweets which we’ve copy and pasted below for an easier read:

in my feels right now. I need to be forthcoming. This has been approved by no one. To the beloved fandom, Ragnarok was delayed because of me. August 2019, I couldn’t walk. Had to have back surgery, both hips replaced, and, knee surgery. They waited for me too rehab…

No threats, no ,” who do you think you are?” Nothing but love and support. And @SonySantaMonica has never said a word about the delay, and what caused it. Studios are assholes, but this company from top to bottom, should give us hope. What they did for the crew is way more…
And laugh, and love, and cry, without judgement, but with unconditional support and love, in this thing of ALL OF OURS 

While we’re all looking to play Ragnarok as soon as possible, it’s not as important as anyone’s health, and we here at MP1st wish Christopher Judge a speedy recovery. Kudos to Sony Santa Monica for not blaming Judge, which could have been an easy out for fans.

God of War Ragnarok is releasing for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 sometime in 2022.

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