Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the hit video game Cuphead will soon be available to play in the Tesla Model S, Model X, and Model 3. It joins a suite of games already available in the TeslAtari gaming console.
If long charging times have turned you off to electric cars, Tesla has something to swing you in its favor. CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is bringing the hit video game Cuphead to its Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles.
“Cuphead, we’ve got working,” Musk told IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey on the latter’s Tesla-themed Ride the Lightning podcast. “It’s a cool game. It’s insanely difficult … by design. It’s sadistically difficult, actually. 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.'”
Cuphead developer Studio MDHR is helping with the port, which is due for release this summer, according to IGN. It can only be played with a plug-in USB controller.
The bullet-hell platformer was originally released for Windows and Xbox One in September 2017. It arrived on macOS in October the following year. The Nintendo Switch got its own Cuphead port just last month.
Cuphead will have some retro company among the suite of games already available in Tesla’s TeslAtari emulator. The list of classic titles includes Super Breakout, 2048, Missile Command, Asteroids, Lunar Lander, and Centipede. A TeslAtari version of Pole Position (renamed Mars Madness) used the car’s actual steering wheel and brake pedal, but was removed due to “rights issues.” Musk later said he would like to implement another racing game that uses the car’s controls.
The games only function when the car is in park, so don’t get any ideas about shooting down aliens while you’re fighting rush-hour traffic.
More in-car gaming to come
Musk tweeted in May that the electric car company was working on porting the Unity and Unreal engines. This could open the door for some of the most popular titles ever released. Musk said he would like to see the Portal series, Minecraft, and Roblox come to Tesla’s screens. The Roblox devs responded to Musk, saying, “Tesla is a favorite for many of our devs. We can bring the world together through play.”Cuphead will have some retro company among the suite of games already available in Tesla’s TeslAtari emulator
Last November, Musk revealed that Tesla tried to get the rights to Mario Kart but was turned down by Nintendo.
We all have errands to run in our cars. Just think about how often you’ve been double parked waiting for a friend or loved one. Now think about sitting in your electric car at a charging station. Wouldn’t it be nice to take on some evil cartoon veggies while the battery gets topped off?