Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 is has received positive reviews for its game play and graphics, including an impressively-detailed re-creation of modern Manhattan. Additionally, an overlooked “Easter egg” has just been revealed: Orthodox Jews in the game don’t work on Shabbat!
The game features many of the varied residents of New York City but, according to Insomniac Games senior programmer Elan Ruskin, the visibly-Jewish characters in the game obey the same religious laws as real-life Orthodox Jews. Accordingly, if one were to play the game on a Saturday, the Jews will not be found. (Apparently, they’ve all “gone home.”)
The “Easter egg” was not readily apparent to players because there is not a particularly high percentage of Orthodox Jews among the background characters.
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