While Ragnarok was previously slated to release this year, Sony and Santa Monica Studio eventually pushed the game back into 2022. Though details for this delay remained disclosed, Kratos voice actor, Christopher Judge has tweeted out that his health was a contributory factor.
God Of War Ragnorak Was Delayed Due To Kratos Actor's Health, He Says
Judge stated that he had back surgery, hip replacements, and knee surgery. Requiring significant recovery time, Santa Monica Studio waited until Judge was comfortable before commencing with development. Thanking the studio for their support in his rehabilitation, fans also shared their love and support across under his social media posts.
Additionally, the Kratos voice actor implied that he had quit the role of Kratos after Cory Barlog, 2018's God of War director, announced that he would not make the sequel. However, Judge decided to stay after Barlog assured him that Ragnorak's Eric Williams is great for the position, to which Judge eventually agreed.
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 m*********** BEAST!!! @SonySantaMonica
While no release date for God of War Ragnorak has been set, this upcoming sequel will close out God of War's Norse journey. We'll keep you informed as we learn more.