Hidden Proposal In Spider-Man Game Has To Be Patched For Being Too Depressing
Nothing stays hidden... on the web.
Last week Insomniac released Spider-Man for PS4. This isn't going to be a review of the game, but in case you were wondering, it's STUNNING.
All your annoying friends with Playstations have probably already gushed about the game in some way to you or -- if you're lucky enough to not know any annoying nerds -- you probably didn't even realise or care a Spider-Man game was released. One person who probably wished they didn't know the game was released was a man who reached out to Insomniac to help him plan a special surprise for his partner.
Back in May, Tyler Schultz tweeted Insominac asking them if they could help him hide a message in the game to propose to his girlfriend Madison.
Surprisingly, Insomniac seemed keen and they reached out to plan details further and lo, the Easter egg was hidden within the game. Unfortunately, things... did not go to plan.
Insomniac followed through, and you could see Schultz's message on a marquee for fans to quietly discover.
It turns out, after passing their fifth year anniversary in April, Madison... was not still around in September.
Following the game's release last week, Schultz uploaded -- and then deleted -- a video to YouTube explaining that he and Madison had broken up. According to Polygon, who were able to grab the video before Schultz deleted it, things ended with Madison in quite the dramatic way.
"The thing that sucks about this Easter egg," Schultz said in the video, "is the date I’m making this video now, three, four weeks ago, my girlfriend dumped me to go with my brother, basically throwing away the five years we had together."
The Art Director for the game, Jacinda Chew, offered to release a patch for the game updating the marquee to something less... well, depressing. Initially Schultz didn't seem too worried, calling it the "world's saddest Easter egg" but then changed his mind.
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According to Kotaku, Schultz hopes to replace the failed proposal with the name of his grandmother, who passed away from cancer. Schultz explained his grandmother was responsible for getting him to love Spider-Man, buying him his first comic book as well as a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the first introduction of Spider-Man.
Thankfully Schultz's marquee isn't the only Easter egg in the game, there are some great references to the comics and movies, as well as a button specifically for "finger guns".
Spider-Man is out now exclusively for PS4 and it's so much fun you guys.
Featured image: Twitter @bradgame64.