Eric Monacelli, director of production for Marvel Games, tweeted approvingly after fans discovered the Boseman tribute.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales also includes a special dedication to Boseman in its end credits, which some fans noted on social media. 42nd Street - between 1st and 3rd Avenue - has been renamed to Boseman Way.
Boseman is, of course, most widely known for portraying T'Challa, or Black Panther, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"YES! Here's the Easter Egg I was sad no one had found!" A message appears that reads: "In loving memory of a noble king, Chadwick Boseman". His honor, strength, and compassion will resonate with future generations.
Insomniac Games' James Stevenson confirmed to Game Informer that the developer couldn't work things out with the landmark's current owners (it has changed ownership since the development of 2018's Spider-Man).
Chadwick Boseman passed away in August 2020 following a long and silent battle with colon cancer.
Besides this game, a panther statue was included in Fortnite as Epic Games' way to pay homage to the late Black Panther actor. The street is actually the 42nd Street. But when a fierce power struggle threatens to destroy his new home, the aspiring hero realizes that with great power, there must also come great responsibility. The officially licensed Marvel Spider Man Streetlight LED Desk Lamp stands approximately 16-inches tall and features Spider-Man dangling from a miniature street light, which doubles as a desk lamp.