Twitter god Elon Musk has confirmed the first batch of games playable on the newly refreshed Tesla Model S sedan’s 10-teraflop gaming computer. The powerful machine, positioned in the middle of the car’s interior with a screen next to the steering wheel, will be able to display a range of games including Cuphead, Fallout Shelter, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Cyberpunk 2077.
The sheer power behind Tesla’s gaming computer puts it only slightly behind both the PS5 and Xbox Series X in terms of graphics grunt, with the new-gen gaming consoles sitting at 10.28 teraflops and 12 teraflops, respectively.
Musk tweeted a photo of the car’s interior with the caption “Plaid Model S ships next month”, showing off the dashboard display alongside an announcement that this will be the “first production car ever to achieve 0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds” and sport “0 to 155 mph trap speed in a 1/4 mile [and] 200 mph top speed (with right tyres)”.
Drivers wanting to load their Tesla Model S sedan with games can do so via purchasing titles on a dedicated “Tesla Arcade” and using the car’s “wireless controller compatibility”, meaning players can control the action on screen from any seat.
Notably, it’s not yet clear if Tesla’s gaming machine will be playable while the car is driving; it reportedly has only been confirmed that games are playable while the car is stationary and parked. Tesla’s self-driving technology is still improving and requires the driver to remain alert at all times, so at least for now, it’s safer to expect that the gaming functions of the Tesla Model S sedan will only be available when the car isn’t on the go.