If Twitter is good at only one thing, it is adding extra features to its cars. Tesla EVs will soon be able to run games from Steam.
Tesla takes in-car entertainment seriously, and the touchscreen display in its cars has served as entertainment hubs. Car owners can watch a movie, play songs, and play games with them. Tesla is now working on expanding the gaming options available by enabling games from the popular Steam store to run. CEO Elon Musk reports there has been massive progress, and a demo can come as early as next month.
Steam titles will join games from the built-in Tesla Arcade, like Cuphead and Sonic the Hedgehog 1. There are no details on the integration yet, including whether users can purchase games directly from their cars or whether Tesla would support all Steam games.
Musk’s report came when he replied to a tweet on Twitter, which he is trying not to buy again. The tweet showcased Tesla cars’ ability to run games that entertain the owners while lounging in the car. In the video, the Tesla owner demonstrated playing a game using a gamepad.
Meanwhile, Musk had promised to add games, including Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher, to the latest Model S and Model X versions that are powered by AMD Ryzen processor and discrete AMD RDNA 2 GPU. However, if Steam could run in the cars, the two games should not be a problem.
Some of Tesla’s gaming moves have been controversial. Last year, the company sent an update that allowed passengers to play games while the car was in motion, unlike in the past when the car had to be parked. After backlash from the public and NHTSA’s intervention, Tesla reversed the update.