Back when word of mouth, strategy guides, and yearly books compiling game secrets were the best way to communicate the minutiae of video games, secrets could stay hidden for not just months, but years. Now, a developer’s lucky if they can keep an easter egg hidden for days.
That’s just what makes the audio file above so remarkable. One of the characters from Assassin’s Creed IV‘s ‘real world’ sections left a secret message hidden somewhere. ACIV writer Darby McDevitt hinted at it in November, and YouTube member Kosappi Uni found it and uploaded the video today.
The last instance I can think of was with Spelunky‘s eggplant item, how long it took players to actually confirm its existence, and then how long it took to figure out what it was for (Check out the epic solo eggplant run for more on that).
Huge kudos to any developer who can hide stuff cleverly enough to make sure we find it, but not right away.