We were expecting to find a load of easter eggs hidden inside Starfield, but we didn't expect to find a tribute that could be this sad. Bethesda has left a tribute note for one of their longtime fans who could not make it to the Starfield release date.
You might have found the Alex Hay tribute note in your own game and been confused about it. We'll tell you Alex Hay's story as well as why Bethesda decided to include him in Starfield with a tribute note.
Who is Alex Hay?
Alex Hay was an IOS developer and an extremely passionate gamer who had been in love with Bethesda RPGs and had sunk tens of thousands of hours into games like Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim and Fallout. He went viral for a post on the Starfield subreddit where he reacted to the release date.
Unfortunately, at the age of 35, Alex Hay had been battling lung cancer and had been eagerly anticipating the release of Starfield.
However, the new release date led him to make the tragic declaration that he could not play it due to his condition. He asked everyone to enjoy the game on his behalf. This post garnered a lot of sympathy and attention on the Starfield subreddit.
A month after the post was made, a friend of Alex Hay's gave an update and broke the tragic news that Alex had passed away.
How to Find Alex Hay Tribute Note
You can find Alex Hay’s tribute note just after you enter the Eye by following the passage on the right all the way to the blocked airlock. You will find the note on the bench there. Titled "Alex Hay's Note," it reads:
"To all my friends and fellow explorers, I'm always with you, out there in the starfield. Love always, Alex Hay,"
We will have a moment of silence on this bench out of respect for Alex each time we visit the Eye.
While Alex himself wasn't able to play the game, many players promised to name their ships and characters in the game after him. In his own special way, Alex did make it into Starfield.
Starfield is now available on Windows and Xbox, and you can read all about it here with us at the Starfield Portal. Rest in Peace, Alex Hay.