Tesla’s apparently trying to broaden its assortment of in-car video games… by including Steam. In a reply to a tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned the corporate’s “making progress with Steam integration” and that we are able to count on a demo “most likely subsequent month.”
Tesla already gives numerous video games via the built-in Tesla Arcade, like Cuphead and Sonic the Hedgehog 1, however including Steam’s digital storefront might give customers entry to an entire lot extra. We nonetheless don’t know if the combination will go as far as to permit customers to make purchases on Steam whereas sitting of their automobiles, or if there shall be any video games Teslas can’t assist.
We’re making progress with Steam integration. Demo most likely subsequent month.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2022
Musk nonetheless hasn’t adopted via on guarantees to carry Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher to newer Mannequin S and X automobiles, which come outfitted with an AMD Ryzen processor and a discrete AMD RDNA 2 GPU. However a possible Steam integration could possibly be a sign that Tesla’s inching nearer to its purpose.
In February, Musk tweeted that the corporate is “working via the overall case of constructing Steam video games work on a Tesla vs particular titles.” This implies Musk is probably going trying to make high-end titles out there via a Steam integration, reasonably than as particular person video games.
Tesla got here below fireplace final yr after flip-flopping on its insurance policies, first permitting drivers to play video games solely whereas in park, after which letting drivers play video games when the car is in movement by bypassing a security affirmation. After going through criticism from the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA), Tesla walked again on this transformation and as soon as once more pulled the plug on gameplay whereas driving.