When Blizzard Entertainment introduced Doomfist to Overwatch earlier this month, many players were disappointed to learn that he wasn’t voiced by fan-favorite actor Terry Crews. But Crews, who spearheaded a social media campaign to join the Overwatch voice cast before Doomfist’s debut, doesn’t seem to mind.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Crews talked about not wanting to “hijack the game” with his voice.
“It’s funny because when I went down to Blizzard and we were talking about possibilities, I realized that I don’t wanna be the guy that hijacks a game, you know?” he explained. “The creators have a vision and I didn’t want to mess that up. I was not interested in trying to hijack the game. I let them know that whatever fitted [sic] in their program, I would love to do.”
Crews visited Blizzard late last year, a trip that kicked off hopes that he’d join the Overwatch team someday soon. With hints that the brawler Doomfist would join the playable roster growing, players put two and two together and rallied for Crews to inhabit the character.
His reveal trailer, however, had another actor behind the microphone: Sahr Ngaujah, whose work includes The Blacklist and Stomp the Yard. He’s won over the Overwatch community already, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still want to see Crews and Blizzard cross paths.
Crews feels the same way, he said.
“If I ever do do anything with Blizzard, you watch: It’ll be perfect,” he said. “With those guys, we’re all friends, we’re all good.
“I think there will be something coming down the line,” he added, before pumping up the game that he will be playing a role in: Crackdown 3, which is out this November. Crews will be promoting the game during San Diego Comic-Con later this week, and even contributed motion capture for his performance.
Besides, as much as Crews will always be a loyal Overwatch player, he’s got another game he’s kept busy with lately. That would be Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, so maybe Overwatch fans who really, really wanted to take down a Crews-voiced character should start looking for the actor in that multiplayer survival game.