One man's romantic gesture made it into Spider-Man after Insomniac Games was persuaded to put a marriage proposal into the recently released super-powered action adventure. Alas, since the proposal went viral it has emerged that the relationship in question didn't make it to launch.
Tyler Schultz took to Twitter earlier this year to ask Insomniac whether they'd put his proposal in the game, and surprisingly the studio agreed, adding the words "Maddie, will you marry me?" to an in-game cinema billboard. Sadly for everyone concerned it wasn't meant to be and in a vlog that has since been removed, Schultz admitted that it's "the saddest Easter egg" ever.
"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."
Insomniac has since offered to patch the message out of the game, and according to Kotaku, Schultz has suggested turning the sign into a memorial to his late grandmother, who introduced him to Spider-Man when he was younger.
Update: In response to the reports circulating, Maddie reached out to Kotaku and the Houston Press, wherein some of the claims made by Schultz were denied and an alternative narrative was presented. Ultimately, however, what happened is their business and so we'll leave the matter there.
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