We have new details on why God of War Ragnarok was delayed. The actor Christopher Judge gave all the statements through his Twitter account, where he led fans to make his name a trending topic.
After the PlayStation Showcase and the final reveal of God of War Ragnarök where its delay was revealed, many gamers began to speculate about the reason for the delay. Among those speculations was the change of the creative director of the game, but the reality is different. Christopher Judge has surprised us with a statement revealing the reason for the delay of Sony Santa Monica’s next title.
Christopher Judge’s surprising statements
Previously, Sony Santa Monica had released a statement saying that they were “focused on releasing a high-quality game while maintaining the safety and well-being of our team, creative collaborators, and families. With this in mind, we have made the decision to postpone our launch window to 2022.”
Obviously, because of all that has happened in the video game industry during the pandemic, many of us thought that was the reason for the delay, but we failed to read the fine print. For the love of all his fans, the actor who plays Kratos since the reboot has shared with us that he has been the reason. The actor shared that due to a series of knee operations and total hip replacement in August 2019.
“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 [sic] rehab…” the actor tweeted.
From what we understand, this is a time when the capture for Ragnarök sequences and dialogues should have been taking place. Also, the actor points out that the misfortune did not involve threats from the studio – only support and understanding.
When the delay was announced at the last PlayStation Showcase, some fans took the news poorly. Some canceled pre-orders they had already made and others insulted the team behind the game at Sony Santa Monica. Seeing this, Christopher Judge has been between a rock and a hard place. So he has not only apologized to the fans but has also thanked the studio and all those involved in the development of the game for being understanding of his situation.
God of War: Ragnarök will arrive sometime in Q1 2022 exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. As for Christopher Judge, we wish him all the best. It’s obvious that he felt that he let down fans. So these heartfelt tweets are a powerful testament to his character.