Kratos actor Christopher Judge confirmed that God of War Ragnarok was delayed to accommodate some serious health issues that he was facing.
In some emotional tweets, Kratos actor Christopher Judge confirmed God of War Ragnarök was delayed after he had extensive surgery, with the star noting Sony Santa Monica Studio waited for his recovery to record his God of War Ragnarök scenes. Judge’s voice and motion capture performance as Kratos in God of War (2018) was lauded by players and critics, and the reception to his return in the sequel was well-received upon its gameplay and story reveal.
This PlayStation Showcase 2021 bombshell followed God of War Ragnarok being delayed to 2022 earlier in the summer. The new release window wasn’t a shock to many, but prior to the reveal of the PlayStation 5, Sony had announced the game would release in 2021. Because of the lack of details or the reveal of an official title, there was some skepticism regarding whether it would actually launch in 2021. A delay seemed inevitable, especially after fellow PlayStation exclusive Horizon Forbidden West was delayed to February 2022.