Tesla to Launch Classic Video Games For Cars in Software Update

Sean Szymkowski
by Sean Szymkowski

Some of the most beloved video games may soon be coming to a Tesla electric car, according to CEO Elon Musk. The executive tweeted a handful of vintage Atari games are planned for with an upcoming software update.

Musk mentioned “Pole Position,” “Tempest,” and “Missile Command” as the leading contenders in software update V9.0, but its the first game that could be pretty nifty. If all goes according to plan, owners will be able to play “Pole Position” with their Tesla’s steering wheel. Musk added the function will only be available while the car is stationary for obvious reasons.

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The Tesla CEO said the first batch of Atari games may launch in about four weeks with the software update and personally gave Atari a shoutout on Twitter, seemingly confirming we’ll see at least one game for Tesla electric cars.

In a separate tweet, Musk also appeared to court video game developers for a future project. The tweet asked video game developers to “consider applying to Tesla” as the company seeks to integrate “super fun games” with the center touch screen, car, and the real world.

A version of this story originally appeared on Hybrid Cars.

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