Tesla’s apparently trying to increase its assortment of in-car video games… by including Steam. In a reply to a tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated the corporate’s “making progress with Steam integration” and that we will anticipate a demo “in all probability subsequent month.”
Tesla already provides a variety of video games by the built-in Tesla Arcade, like Cuphead and Sonic the Hedgehog 1, however including Steam’s digital storefront may give customers entry to an entire lot extra. We nonetheless don’t know if the mixing will go as far as to permit customers to make purchases on Steam whereas sitting of their vehicles, or if there might be any video games Teslas can’t assist.
We’re making progress with Steam integration. Demo in all probability subsequent month.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2022
Musk nonetheless hasn’t adopted by on guarantees to convey Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher to newer Mannequin S and X autos, which come outfitted with an AMD Ryzen processor and a discrete AMD RDNA 2 GPU. However a possible Steam integration might be a sign that Tesla’s inching nearer to its objective.
In February, Musk tweeted that the corporate is “working by the final case of constructing Steam video games work on a Tesla vs particular titles.” This implies Musk is probably going trying to make high-end titles obtainable by a Steam integration, relatively than as particular person video games.
Tesla got here underneath fireplace final yr after flip-flopping on its insurance policies, first permitting drivers to play video games solely whereas in park, after which letting drivers play video games when the automobile is in movement by bypassing a security affirmation. After going through criticism from the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA), Tesla walked again on this alteration and as soon as once more pulled the plug on gameplay whereas driving.