Kratos’ voice actor named Christopher Judge has asked the gaming community to be more humble towards each other and end the console war.
In the BAFTA Game Awards on Thursday night, the actor won an award for his performance in the recent installment God of War Ragnarök, Judge used his speech to call on fans of the games to come together more.
“Thank you to the fans,” he said, as reported by VGC. “Be easier on each other. You all have more in common than what separates you,” Judge said. “No matter what platform you love, no matter what game you love, you’re still part of the gaming community and they take a break.”
The God of War development team faced abuse and negative feedback from people in the gaming community prior to the release of Ragnarok in November 2022.
Things got so bad that the developer Santa Monica Studio issued a statement in which he asked fans to communicate their opinions respectfully. Fan enthusiasm for the God of War series “should not be toxic or at the expense of the dignity of any human being.”
Santa Monica Studio added: “Let’s celebrate our community by treating each other, all players and developers alike, with respect.”
Judge played Kratos in 2018’s God of War and 2022’s God of War Ragnarok. The Norse God of War series has now ended, and it remains to be seen if Judge can return for future God of War games.
The actor personally lobbied to play Kratos in the God of War TV series at Amazon Studios. However, no official casting announcements have been made for the show yet.