Hideo Kojima is easily one of the most iconic names in gaming. Kojima has had many roles in the industry, but is most well-known for designing, writing, and producing Konami's Metal Gear Solid. Kojima's unique concepts have earned him a cult following, which has continued since his departure from Konami. As such, it should come as little surprise that fans across social media took time to celebrate the legendary producer on his 57th birthday. Last year saw the release of Kojima's latest project, Death Stranding. It remains to be seen what's next for the industry icon, but it seems that his next project is already in the works!
Keep reading to see what fans are saying about Hideo Kojima!
Kojima's games have left a major impression on a lot of people.
Clearly his works mean a lot to fans.
Happy Birthday! Playing Death Stranding was the only bright part of my quarantine so far and helped me deal with a lot. Thank you so much.— Octoroboto (@TheOctoroboto) August 25, 2020
Those games have even inspired others to get into development!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN 🎉 お誕生日おめでとう小島さん
Thank you for creating such beautiful cinematic games. You have inspired me to create my own.
Enjoy your day Big Boss
ずっと応援しています。 pic.twitter.com/GE9SZHpBcU— Charles Tran (@Charles_Tran_09) August 24, 2020
Metal Gear Solid is one of the most beloved video games ever.
You don't see a lot of custom figures of others in the gaming industry!
He's certainly earned his reputation.
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN Happy birthday to one of the kings of video game design 🎂— Keith (@KeithTheDoomGuy) August 24, 2020
Even Norman Reedus is celebrating!
It's impossible to overstate Kojima's impact on popular culture.
Hideo Kojima has had such an immense influence on my career.
Metal Gear Solid was the first game I ever played on the PSOne. The blend of action, style and humor was so unique that you can find traces of it in all my work.
Thank you dude.August 25, 2020