Spider-Man Dev Reveals the Secret on Twitter
It’s no surprise that Insomniac’s Spider-Man on PS4 is chockful of Easter eggs, secrets, and references. Some of them revolve around other Marvel characters like Daredevil and Iron Fist while others make callbacks to the classic comic books. Insomniac Games even went so far as to help a fellow fan propose to his girlfriend (spoiler: it didn’t go so well). With that said, you would think that every little Easter egg would’ve been uncovered by now since the game launched in September 2018.
Well actually, there’s one more.
This feels like the right time to mention an Easter egg that everyone's passed over so far: these guys don't work on Saturdays! pic.twitter.com/kJydFBG4DG
— Elan Ruskin (@despair) April 19, 2019
Elan Ruskin, Insomniac’s senior engine programmer, revealed on Twitter Friday one more Easter egg (thanks Kotaku) that apparently went unnoticed by everyone. It involves the NPC pedestrians in the game, specifically the Orthodox Jews. If you play Spider-Man on Saturdays, these NPC’s don’t show up anywhere in the city. That’s because Orthodox Jews observe Shabbat on Saturdays, Judaism’s day of rest.
After a fan asked how can you tell it is Saturday in the game, Ruskin confirms the game checks your PS4’s clock.
This is a pretty neat little secret when you think about it, and it’s pretty understandable why no one noticed it before. I mean, who’s keeping tabs on the schedules of NPC’s in a Spider-Man game anyway? It does make you wonder if there are even more secrets in the game to uncover.
It appears this secret has been in the game ever since it launched, so it wasn’t patched in later either.
What do you think about this cool Easter egg? Are you going to check it out next Saturday? Let us know in the comments section down below.