Elon Musk again promises to do the You’re here car in game device.
On Saturday, the Tesla CEO tweeted that Steam, the world’s most popular digital storefront for PC games, would be integrated into Tesla cars.
“We’re making progress with Steam integration,” Musk tweeted in response to a fan account’s praise of a Tesla car’s video game capabilities. “Demo probably next month.”
We’re making progress with Steam integration. Demo probably next month.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2022
Neither Tesla nor Valve Corporation, the Washington-based developer behind Steam, immediately responded to a request for comment.
Tesla’s current games library is slim. About 20 games are available through Tesla Arcade, an entertainment library accessible through Teslas in-car control screen. Library includes 1980s Atari classics, cult classic farming simulator Stardew Valleyand Sega’s 1991 game sonic the hedgehog.
Musk’s promises to bring more modern and graphically impressive games to the platform have not materialized. Tesla CEO demonstrated by playing Cyberpunk 2077released in 2019, on a Tesla Model S Plaid in June 2021 and claimed that the model AMD Graphic card Free “PS5 level performance.” But as of now, Tesla’s game library is limited to games that require less processing power.
Tesla could expand its games offering by working with Steam. The digital storefront is the world’s largest distribution channel for PC games, with a recent estimate giving the platform a 75% share of the $30 billion computer games market.
In February, Musk tweeted that Tesla’s long-term goal was “the general case of running Steam games on a Tesla”, rather than porting specific titles. But Tesla may struggle to test all the games Steam offers on a Tesla, given that Steam’s catalog now includes 226,000 games. Even Valve’s hardware offering – the portable Steam Deck, released earlier this year –don’t promise to run all the games offered on the storefront.
Tesla has courted controversy with its previous attempts to make its cars a gaming device. Last summer, Tesla published an update that allowed passengers to play some of its games while the car was in motion.
You’re here suspended the “Passenger Play” function on December 24, one day later The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the US regulator responsible for enforcing safety standards for motor vehicles, has announced an investigation into Tesla. The probe is underway, with Tesla submission a partial response to NHTSA in March.
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