Elon Musk obtained Cuphead engaged on a Tesla
Apparently Elon Musk has gotten Cuphead to play on one in all his vehicles’ in-dash shows. File this one underneath “didn’t cease to assume if they need to” for now, but it surely’s potential.
That’s in line with a podcast with IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey, launched right this moment (thanks, The Verge). Musk instructed McCaffrey that the Unity engine works on the Tesla platform — which is the engine driving the ultrahard run-and-gun recreation from 2017. Musk reconfirmed that Cuphead is “a cool recreation, it’s insanely tough.”
As to why that is potential or a good suggestion, Musk identified final 12 months, when ports of Atari video video games have been included as Easter eggs in a Tesla software program replace, that the video games can solely be performed when the automobile is parked. Tesla vehicles have been concerned in two deadly accidents during which their assisted-driving Autopilot options have been engaged. So the aptitude could also be fully separate from driving, and the automobile might produce other facilities devoted to a park-and-chill-out expertise, however for certain somebody’s going to attach these two and make a stink about it.
McCaffrey adopted up with a developer at Studio MDHR, who confirmed that Tesla had reached out to them to port the sport. Cuphead on Tesla’s OS requires a USB controller (no touchscreen controls) and solely the Inkwell Isle One part is playable, attributable to storage constraints. However the recreation will likely be coming to Tesla house owners later this summer time.
The storage challenge, Musk mentioned, might require customers to rotate their recreation choices by deleting previous ones to make room for downloads of newer ones. Tesla house owners for now have to search out for themselves the place the Atari video games are hidden, however they will play them with the touchscreen and steering wheel controls. Musk instructed McCaffrey there was “a seaside buggy driving recreation” that’s additionally been examined, in Unity, on the automobile as properly.