Last year’s Death Stranding was one of the most talked about games of 2019. The first major release under Kojima productions after their split from Konami, Death Stranding reached much acclaim, and even got some Game of the Year consideration here at Shacknews. The once PS4 exclusive game has now been ported to PC. CD Projekt Red, the developers behind the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 congratulated Hideo Kojima on the accomplishment, sharing an image of the developer rendered as a character in Cyberpunk.
CD Projekt Red posted their congratulations from the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account. The post reads, “From Tokyo to Night City — that's quite a ride… Congratulations on the PC launch of Death Stranding, Kojima-san and the team!” Included in the tweet is an image of Kojima posing on the red motorcycle seen in the game’s trailers, quite similar to the bike from Akira.
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
Most interestingly, however, is that the tweet also includes an image of Hideo Kojima, as a fully rendered character in Cyberpunk 2077, riding the same motorcycle. Could CD Projekt Red be teasing the developer’s appearance in the upcoming sci-fi RPG? Of course, this is far from a confirmation, but there is good reason to believe Kojima could pop up. Recently, we saw Cohh Carnage and Jesse Cox both revealed to be characters within Cyberpunk 2077.
Even if there are no plans for Kojima to be a character in Cyberpunk 2077, it’s still neat to see him rendered in the game, looking cool in a way that only Kojima can. As for Death Stranding on PC, we quite enjoyed it, as evident in our hands-on preview. For more on Death Stranding and Cyberpunk 2077, keep it locked to Shacknews.
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Cool, hadn't heard of the 2 influencers though
Finding out recently that you can't ride the train system comfortably brought my expectations back to earth. My hopes for the game were an 11 / 10 but now I feel a bit more "ok, this i sstill a video game" - probably a good thing.