Musk is Turning Vehicles into Gaming Consoles: Cuphead Announced for Tesla Cars
No matter how out of touch with the video gaming world you are, I'm sure you have heard of PlayStation, XBOX or Nintendo. These are the gaming consoles that run video games, and soon, you will be able to add Tesla cars to that list.
In an interview for Weekly Tesla Podcast Elon did yet another strange announcement - a real video game Cuphead is coming to Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X.
Tesla is working with the developer Studio MDHR on bringing the 2D platformer later this summer, and it won't be the first game you can play in your Tesla cars. Part of the "Easter Egg Basket" is a selection of classic Atari games like Missile Command, Asteroids, Lunar Lander and Centipede.
But as I mentioned, Cuphead is a lot more ambitious project than that!
What's a Cuphead?
Cuphead is a very successful indie game that came out on Xbox One and Windows platform in 2017. It was met with positive reviews, and a year later it was ported to Nintendo Switch as well. It is best known for hand-drawn graphics and very high difficulty.
In terms of play-style think Super Mario or Contra meets Disney Studios from the 1930s. Better yet, watch the trailer below. 👇
"It's a cool game. It's insanely difficult, it's sadistically difficult. It's a twisted plot. It's dark. It looks like some cute little Disney thing and you're like, 'This plot is very dark'," said Elon in the interview.
When, Where and How to Play it?
As mentioned before, Tesla is coming out on Tesla cars later in summer 2019. Like with the Atari games before, you will be able to play it only when parked, so forget about killing time while on autopilot.
Since Cuphead is notoriously difficult, you will need to plug in your game controller into a USB port to play it - something you can do with Atari games as well, but those can be also played via touchscreen or steering wheel buttons.
However, there is one drawback. Due to hardware limitations of Tesla cars, only the first section of the game will be playable. There just isn't enough space on the car's memory drive store the whole game. Still what a time to live in!