Tesla Rolls Out ‘Seamless Steam Integration’ in Specific Models
There was definitely a broad group of people that didn’t believe Elon Musk when he said he wanted to turn his Tesla vehicles into mobile gaming setups. Back in February, Musk announced that he was working to integrate Steam with his super-advanced electronic cars, and it seems that, as of now, that bizarre goal has become a reality.
Recently, it was revealed by Tesla and Elon Musk himself that, when the ‘holiday update’ rolls out for Tesla Model S and X vehicles, it’ll bring owners the ability to open Steam and run games through the in-car infotainment system. This is made possible by the fact that the cars utilise an AMD RDNA 2 GPU, which is the driving force behind the PlayStation 5.
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It’s Not The First, and Probably Not The Last
Before this news dropped, gaming was by no means a weird concept where the Tesla line-up is concerned. For a while, drivers have been able to park up and play games like PUBG Mobile and Fallout Shelter through the infotainment system, but this takes it to another level entirely.
It’s the perfect accompaniment to parking up and waiting for your car to charge. If you’re sitting there just whiling away the minutes, why not link your Steam account to your car, open it up, and play something like Elden Ring or even Cyberpunk (Game of the Year Edition)? That’s what Elon Musk has been doing:
In a short clip posted by Tesla on Twitter, it was revealed that ‘thousands of games’ will be made playable, and that wireless controller support will be the norm. In the short video, a driver was shown parked at the side of the road while using a PlayStation 5 controller to play Cyberpunk.
Musk also tweeted to say that the Tesla x Steam integration is fully functional with a keyboard and mouse, but we can’t exactly see how that would be a) comfortable, or b) logistically possible.
This could be the opening volley that turns Tesla’s infotainment system into (for some reason) a full-fledged gaming setup, complete with multiple launchers, surround-sound speakers, and, who knows, feedback through the seats, or something.