Cyberpunk 2077 developers CD Projekt Red recently posted a tribute to Kojima, known for his work on the Metal Gear Solid franchise, to mark Death Stranding’s release on PC.
The post itself features two photos of Kojima, one of which depicts what the developer would look like in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe.
Interestingly, while it’s unclear if this is confirmation of his appearance in the game, Kojima is known to have visited the studio last year - so it’s not hard to imagine a cameo may have been worked on during his time there.
From Tokyo to Night City — that's quite a ride...— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) July 15, 2020
Congratulations on the PC launch of Death Stranding, Kojima-san and the team!
PC版の発売、おめでとうございます㊗️#DeathStrandingPC #Cyberpunk2077 pic.twitter.com/2gcaN1oHP5
Influencers like Cohh Carnage and Jesse Cox also have cameos in Cyberpunk 2077, so it’s certainly possible Hideo Kojima has been drafted in for an appearance too.
Judging by Death Stranding, Kojima is a big fan of game cameos too - which featured Geoff Keighley, Conan O’Brien, Edgar Wright and Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases later this year (Picture: CD Projekt Red)
Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed numerous times this year, after being originally scheduled to release in March, only to be pushed back to September, then November.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released 19th November on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It's also set to be released on next-gen consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.