The Game Awards 2023: Fans Lose Their Minds As Two of the Greatest Minds in Gaming, Hideo Kojima and Sam Lake, Pictured Together

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The Game Awards 2023: Fans Lose Their Minds As Two of the Greatest Minds in Gaming, Hideo Kojima and Sam Lake, Pictured Together


  • Hideo Kojima shared a picture with Sam Lake from The Game Awards 2023.
  • Fans are now rooting for a collaboration between the gaming legends.
  • Kojima announced his new game OD at TGA 2023.
  • Alan Wake 2, the survival-horror title co-written by Sam Lake won the Best Narrative award.
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The Game Awards 2023 was filled with new game announcements, trailers, and obviously the awards. Baldur’s Gate 3 swept the event with six awards including the top award, Game of the Year, with Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake 2 right behind with three wins including Best Narrative.

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As much as fans fancied seeing their favorite games and developers winning the awards and getting more recognition, what they loved, even more was the gaming industry flag bearers, Hideo Kojima and Sam Lake getting pictured together.


Hideo Kojima Shares Picture With Sam Lake From The Game Awards 2023

Hideo Kojima has shared a picture with Sam Lake from The Game Awards 2023.
Hideo Kojima has shared a picture with Sam Lake from The Game Awards 2023.

TGA 2023 saw some of the biggest names in the gaming industry and Hollywood stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Simu Liu, Anthony Mackie, Timothée Chalamet, Christopher Judge as well as Hideo Kojima and Same Lake. Kojima, one of the most popular names in the gaming industry shared a picture on X/Twitter with Remedy’s Sam Lake and fans are losing their minds.

The picture seems to be after the event was wrapped up and the fans are now rooting for the gaming legends to collaborate and give them an outstanding game. Kojima and Lake have created some of the best games ever released.


A few of the best games from Kojima include Death Stranding and the Metal Gear Solid franchise especially Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Sam Lake is the writer and director behind fan-favorite and critically acclaimed games like Alan Wake and Max Payne, so it is easily understandable why gamers would want the two to work on a game.


Players have previously seen Lake in Death Stranding and Kojima did a voiceover in one of Control‘s side missions. It would be a dream come true if they came together for a game. A fan stated on X:

I’m thrilled to see this. Hideo Kojima and Sam Lake are names that deserve to be side by side. Both such revolutionary and imaginative directors that create games that are nothing like people have experienced before.

One fan joked:


Watch out Hideo, he’s still haunted by the loss of his dead wife and baby girl. He never put the gun down he’s still out to cause some Payne.

Another added:

I would love to see a game collaboration with you two!

The picture soon graced the Alan Wake subreddit and a Redditor reacted to the picture by saying:


If these 2 co-directed a game together it would be the greatest incomprehensible mess I will ever witness.

One fan further added;

Absolutely – and I would 10,000% play the hell out of it!

Kojima announced his upcoming horror game called OD or OverDose for Xbox that he is developing with horror film legend Jordan Peele, which as the director stated will bring a fresh experience for horror fans as it will be a game and a film at the same time.


Although the details about the game are scarce, it is bound to make some waves when the developers share more details about it. It is also not known if Jordan Peele will be in the game or will just be writing or directing the title. Kojima revealed that he and Peele and currently looking to onboard people to work on Overdose.

Kojima announced his new horror game called Overdose (OD) at the event.
Kojima announced his new horror game called Overdose/OD at the event.

Lake’s Alan Wake 2 grabbed three awards at the prestigious award event; Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, and Best Art Direction. The game was nominated in a total of eight awards categories including the Game of the Year which was picked up by Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3.


Alan Wake 2, the survival-horror title has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from fans and critics alike and will soon bring New Game Plus. With that said, a game from Kojima and Lake would be nothing but a masterpiece and it is high time that the gaming legends fulfill gamers’ wishes.

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Written by Rohit Tiwari

Rohit Tiwari is a gaming writer at FandomWire with over two years of experience covering everything gaming. With a Master's degree in Mass Communication, Rohit combines academic insight with a passion for the games and the stories they tell. Rohit is an ardent supporter of Real Madrid and when he's not busy playing games, you'll find him reading or idolizing the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo.