In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill takes a shower, an Easter egg that pays homage to Eidos-other Montréal’s series, Deus Ex.
A Deus Ex Easter egg can be found in the recently released Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game. Eidos-Montréal is best known for its work on the last series. Still, after lacklustre sales of its most recent Deus Ex game and parent firm Square Enix acquiring the rights to manufacture several Marvel games, the developer is working on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Despite this, the studio hasn’t forgotten its beginnings.
As one might expect from a Marvel game, there are plenty of Easter eggs to be found in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The devs recently revealed how they obtained the Chewbacca Easter egg in Marvel’s GotG, which is extremely important to Peter Quill’s character. It’s one of many pop culture references, particularly from Disney’s vast library of IP. Still, Eidos-Montréal made sure to include another in-game Easter egg that pays homage to its heritage.
In Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Twitter user Haruspis noticed a small homage to Deus Ex. The player can enter the bathroom on the Milano and take a shower in between chapters. Peter then wipes the fogged-up glass and gazes out the window into the bathroom as if he’s thinking about something. This may appear to the typical gamer to be nothing more than a modest character beat. In reality, it’s a subliminal reference to Deus Ex, as Adam Jensen does the identical movements in his shower.
— Alex | Haruspis (@haruspis) October 31, 2021
Throughout the build-up to Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy, Eidos-Montréal has made several references to its previous game. The developer stated that Marvel’s GotG features more speech than Deus Ex, owing to the gang of space misfits’ seemingly never-ending chatter. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t as much of a branching RPG as Deus Ex despite having certain dialogue options. Eidos-Montréal depicts the cosmic heroes as incessantly chatty during missions, and there are extra discussions to have on the Milano.
Regardless, the Easter egg is a charming nod to another of Eidos’ popular series. Other Deus Ex references are likely to be found throughout the game, especially because both are science fiction stories – albeit one with more fanciful elements than the other. With stuff like hilarious post-it notes from the Guardians, a plethora of 80s Easter eggs in Star Lord’s quarters, and much more, Eidos-Montréal crammed the game with details. Eidos has yet to clarify whether it will return to the Deus Ex brand. Still, if Guardians of the Galaxy is a commercial success, Square Enix is likely to have the developer expand its Marvel property.
The PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC versions of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are available now.