A lot of people still seem to be miffed over the idea that Terry Crews didn’t get added to Overwatch as Doomfist. We’re not entirely sure why this is a sticking point with so many, it isn’t like the current voice actor (Sahr Ngaujah) is bad or anything, but when people have celebrity crushes for things of this nature, it can be hard to convince them otherwise. However, the Overwatch team have a good reason why they went with Ngaujah, as Blizzard Senior Designer Michael Chu revealed in an interview with Gamespot.
“We love Terry. Terry’s awesome. He came and visited us. We had a great time. But when we were looking for Doomfist, we were looking for something very specific given his role in the game and everything. When we were early in the audition process, we heard Sahr, who’s the actor who plays Doomfist, and he just blew us away immediately. Once we heard his voice, it was like, ‘Holy crap. That’s Doomfist.’”
So there you have it. Just because you have a personal fan-favorite that you’d like to see in a role doesn’t mean that person is the best choice. Sometimes, the game designers do have a plan and know what they want.