Watch Dogs Legion’s world director Joel Burgess recently unearthed an Easter Egg reference to Hideo Kojima in Bethesda’s Fallout 4.
There is a long tradition of game developing studios adding Easter Eggs, references, and nods to other properties in their games. This obviously appeals to fans of both the titles, bet it games or movies. It makes the game slightly more enjoyable than it already is.
Of course, enthusiasts go to great lengths to find these Easter Eggs in games developers have hidden. Some are hidden in plain sight and some are hidden in a way that they can take years to find. One of these Easter Eggs referencing Hideo Kojima was recently revealed in Fallout 4.
Fallout 4’s Hideo Kojima Easter Egg was revealed by Watch Dogs Legion’s world director Joel Burgess. Burgess worked as a Lead Level Designer on Fallout 3, Point Lookout, Fallout 4, as well as Fallout 76. This particular Easter Egg remained undiscovered by players for four years after the Fallout 4’s release.
As Burgess reveals, he has sneaked in multiple Easter Eggs in Fallout 4 that still haven’t been discovered, this is one of them. In a recent Tweet made by Joel Burgess, he posted a screenshot on his Twitter account of a bloody skeleton on the floor with a gun, ‘The Gainer’, lying next to it.
Now there are a couple of interesting elements about this Hideo Kojima Easter Egg. First of all, the key code to enter the room with the skeleton is 0451. These numbers have appeared in many games, starting with System Shock and later featured in Bioshock and the Deus Ex series.
The name of the gun is a reference to Burgess’ friend Steve Gaynor as “a quiet high-five.” Gaynor is another game developer and is the co-founder of Fullbright, a studio behind immersive sims Gone Home and Tacoma.
The last reference comes from the skeleton itself. The position of the skeleton, where the skull is on the floor between its legs, is an indirect reference to the 1988 cyberpunk, detective noir, Snatcher, developed by Hideo Kojima.
As exciting as this may be to some fans, Burgess has also said that he has hidden more references to Snatcher in Fallout 3. So i think it’s time for secret hunters to start hunting. We need to find them all, right?