God of War actor Christopher Judge, who plays Kratos, has called on the gaming community to be kind to one another, no matter what platform they play on. Appearing at the BAFTA Game Awards on Thursday night, where he won the Top Lead Actor award for Kratos in God of War Ragnarok, Judge used his speech to appeal to those Game fans come together.
“Thank you fans,” he said, as reported by VGC. “Be easier with 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 part of a gaming community and giving each other a break.”
The God of War development team faced abuse and negative comments from those in the gaming community before Ragnarok’s November 2022 release. Things got so bad that developer Santa Monica Studio make a statement urges fans to convey their opinions with respect. Fan enthusiasm for the war god series “shouldn’t be malicious nor affect the dignity of any human being.”
Santa Monica Studio added, “Let’s honor our community by treating each other with respect, every gamer and developer.”
Judge plays Kratos in God of War in 2018 and God of War Ragnarok in 2022. The The Nordic God of War series is now overand it remains to be seen if Judge can return in any future God of War games.
Performer personally campaigned to play Kratos in the TV series God of War at Amazon Studios. However, an official casting announcement for the show has yet to be made.
This is Judge’s second major award for playing Kratos in Ragnarok, following his Best Performance win at the December Game Awards. At that show, the Oscar winner Al Pacino presented Judge with his award, and the two embraced beautifully.
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