Steam is coming to Tesla, word of Elon Musk

Steam is coming to Tesla, word of Elon Musk

Steam is coming to Tesla

The marriage between Tesla and Steam could materialize very soon, at least judging by the latest statements released by the CEO of the company specializing in electric cars: through his Twitter profile, Elon Musk said that the company is "making progress in integrating Steam. ”And the software update that will bring this important news to cars could be released as early as next month.

The news spread following the publication of a review of one of Tesla's cars: in this review the The author focused on the video games offered by the Tesla under test, explaining how they were integrated to allow the user to spend some time playing while charging the car. Originally the games installed were few and very simple in terms of gameplay, but over time the game library has expanded a lot, to the point of having titles that necessarily require the use of a controller to play.

"Tesla games are certainly not the most important feature of the car, but this detail differentiates Tesla from all the competition, and all this is possible thanks to the integration of AMD Ryzen chips." the author of the review commented, as if to underline how much this feature is particularly appreciated in an era like the one we are experiencing, where the field of gaming has spread to all segments of the population.| ); }

Steam games will be available on Tesla cars soon, says Elon Musk

Tesla is getting close to releasing its in-dash Steam game integration. How close? CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday, “Demo probably next month.”

That could mean you can play the hottest titles, like Cyberpunk 2077, while sitting in your Tesla. Remember, Musk tweeted about that title being able to play on the Plaid Model S back in January of 2021.

Tesla even showed the game playing on the car’s infotainment system. It wasn’t available at launch, and we had to wait over a year for more news. In February, Musk tweeted that they had shifted focus from single titles to general Steam game compatibility.

That would add tens of thousands of games to Tesla’s library. You can already play some video games, like Sonic the Hedgehog, Beach Buggy Racing 2, and Super Breakout. Adding Steam games brings indie titles, AAA blockbusters, and everything in-between.

The infotainment center should be capable enough to play those AAA titles. AMD says it contains a Ryzen Embedded APU and RDNA-2-based GPU cores. That sounds very close to the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S hardware.

The only drawback to playing Steam games in your Tesla? The feature that let passengers play while the vehicle is in motion has been disabled. Because of this, games can only be played while the vehicle is parked.

That’s because the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) raised some questions about the “Passenger Play” feature. Tesla is still being investigated, even after disabling the feature while the vehicle is in motion.

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