Some NPCs take a break on the Sabbath.
By Matt Purslow
A developer who worked on Insomniac’s PS4 Spider-Man game has revealed an Easter egg that has passed people by since the game was released in September last year: Jewish characters in the open world don’t work on Saturdays.
Developer Elan Ruskin, a senior engine programmer at Insomniac, revealed the fact over the Easter weekend (via GamesRadar), which he noted was the perfect time to reveal a hidden detail.
Many practicing Jews stay at home on Saturdays, as in Judaism it is a day reserved for rest. Since Spider-Man’s Jewish NPCs observe the Sabbath or Shabbat, their character models do not spawn into the world if you play the game on a Saturday.
Spider-Man is filled to the brim with tiny details like this, and you can find them in our handy Spider-Man Easter eggs guide. But since this one went undiscovered for 8 months, there may well be even more things that are yet to be discovered. The hunt isn’t over yet.
Matt Purslow is IGN UK’s News and Entertainment Writer and the only Easter eggs he’s discovered at the tasty ones at his local Tesco. You can follow him on Twitter.