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God of War Ragnarök Devs Had to Edit Atreus' Voice As the Actor Has Grown Up

Santa Monica shared that the voice of the actor for Atreus "changed dramatically", so the team had to "get creative" to deal with it.

God of War Ragnarök, the sequel to 2018's God of War, is going to be released in less than a month. In anticipation of the upcoming continuation of Kratos and Atreus' story, the developers of the game, Santa Monica Studio, released a new behind-the-scenes video revealing what challenges the team faced while producing the game.

One of the main challenges, apparently, was the fact that Sunny Suljic, the actor who voiced Atreus, has grown up since the first game was released, and what's more important, his voice has changed significantly. Although Ragnarök takes place a few years after the events of the original game, the team still had to edit his voice in some scenes to ensure consistency.

Jodie Kupsco, the supervising dialogue designer on the game, shared: "Our actor for Atreus, Sunny, is a teenage boy, and his voice changed dramatically throughout several years on this title. We had to go in and even out that performance so it sounds like it took place over a short period of time. That was a unique challenge on this one."

Apart from this, the production of the title for the most part took place during the pandemic, so the team had to make a creative approach to shooting the scenes taking into account the pandemic rules. However, according to the developers, they managed to do this without sacrificing the story.

"There were no cinematics that we changed; we still have the same characters in them in the final game. We just had to get a bit creative with how we shot the content," said senior producer Ariel Angelotti.

In addition, the team shared that due to the pandemic limitations, they could not have too many voice actors on set which is why the actors who voiced core characters in some scenes had to "stand in" for background characters in others.

You can learn more about the production of God of War Ragnarök by watching the full video here. Also, don't forget to join our Reddit page and our Telegram channel, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more. 

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