If you think yourself to be the unluckiest person in the world, think again. What could have been a perfect marriage proposal from a gamer in this year’s best game turned into a sour reminder, and probably the saddest easter egg ever.
For those not familiar with the story, in May, a fan by the name of Tyler Schultz tweeted Insomniac Games, the studio behind Marvel’s Spider-Man, asking for help proposing to his girlfriend. The studio loved the idea, and decided to include a message saying “Maddie, will you marry me?”, displayed at a movie theatre that you can easily see walking around in-game
Sadly, ’twas not to be. As it turns out, Madison, Tyler’s girlfriend, had left him a few weeks before the game’s release. Explaining in a YouTube video, Tyler said that his girlfriend dumped him to go with his brother, “throwing away the five years” they had together.
In the video, Schultz thanked the studio and said he was happy that the easter egg was there in the game, even though it might go down as the saddest easter egg. Madison has also given a statement clarifying that she is not in a romantic relationship with Schultz’s brother, and never meant to hurt him. She also said that for the past one year, their relationship had taken a turn for the worse and she had given Tyler a month to change his ways but that didn’t happen, so she broke it off. In response to Tyler’s story, Insomniac has since then offered to remove the easter egg from Spider-Man altogether in a patch.
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