It’s a sad day for Spider-Man fans everywhere today broskis. The origin of the allusive easter egg in the PS4 game has now been revealed to be a fan’s valiant attempt for a happily ever after with what appears to be a woman named Maddie.
Internet detectives everywhere scoured the web to uncover the mystery surrounding the marquee bearing the phrase “Maddie, will you marry me?” outside a theater in the game.
Well, the cat is out of the bag, and it was revealed that a Twitch streamer by the name of Tyler Schultz publicly asked Insomniac Games via Twitter to include the easter egg as a way for him to pop the big question.
Remember the guy who wanted to propose to his girlfriend and wanted a cool way to do it? He asked @insomniacgames to put it anywhere in #SpiderManPS4 and they actually did it! Amazing! pic.twitter.com/y1UBAbKEsj
— B is ready to #BeGreater (@bradgame64) September 9, 2018
Well, his wish was granted, but I’m now betting that he wishes he had held off on such a public display of affection.
Per internet fashion, the easter egg quickly went viral, and spectators demanded an update on the situation.
Tyler responded on his YouTube channel, a video which he has now removed.
Here’s what he said according to Comicbook.com:
“The thing that sucks about this Easter egg is the date that 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 that we had together and spitting in my face basically, saying this isn’t even the way she wanted to be proposed to, and left me. This might go down in history as the saddest Easter egg. Maybe, I don’t know.”
Well there you have it ladies and gentlemen.
For those that have the game and have seen the easter egg, expect it be gone or changed by the time of Spider-Man‘s next patch according to Insomniac Games.
And for those thinking about taking a similar gesture when preparing to propose to your girlfriend. Don’t.
UPDATE FROM TYLER: