If you're a long time gamer then chances are you've come across the Metal Gear Solid (MGS) series, and if you've played MGS, then you would know who Hideo Kojima is. If not, Hideo Kojima is a famous Japanese video game designer, director, producer, and writer.
Kojima's most notable work includes the MGS franchise and his most recent game, Death Stranding. Kojima played a major role in the video game industry and is considered one of the best. He is sometimes regarded as the Stan Lee of the video game industry.
Surprisingly enough, Kojima has a sneaky little cameo in Cyberpunk 2077. It's also completely missable during your main playthrough if you do not actively look for him. You encounter Kojima quite early in the game, during 'The Heist' mission with Jackie Welles.
In order to spot Kojima you need to go through the mission as usual and reach the Konpeki Plaza with Jackie.
After going through the check-in process, you and Jackie proceed towards your hotel room.
While making your way to the hotel room, you will come across the hotel bar. This is where you can find Hideo Kojima. Jackie will ask you whether you want to look around for a bit or go directly to the room. Choose the option to look around for a bit, which will allow you to explore the bar.
Once you enter the bar, you will find Kojima with his iconic glasses sitting at one of the tables with a group of people, telling them his story about working in a production company in Tokyo. His story and ideas are similar to the real Kojima's ideas and thought process as well.
What's even more interesting is his in-game name. His real last name Kojima literally means 'Small Island,' and his name in the game is Oshima, which means 'Large Island.' A nice touch from the developers of Cyberpunk 2077.