Tesla Adds ‘Sadistically Difficult’ Cuphead to In-Vehicle Game Lineup

first_imgStay on target Driving is not a game. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.Tesla has slowly been fortifying its infotainment system with video games—from classic Atari titles to mobile favorites.And soon, Model 3, Model S, and Model X owners will be able to tap into the Unity game engine directly from their car.“We have like a beach-buggy driving game,” CEO Elon Musk revealed in an episode of IGN’s Tesla podcast “Ride the Lightning.”The electric vehicle maker has also been working with Cuphead developer Studio MDHR to bring a version of the nostalgic title to cars.“It’s a cool game,” Musk deadpanned. “It’s insanely difficult. It’s sadistically difficult.” Software Engineer Embedded Tesla Model 3 Key Fob In ArmTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow center_img The indie run-and-gun game, inspired by the rubber-hose animation of the 1930s, launched first for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One, before rolling out to MacOS and Nintendo Switch.Gameplay is centered around continual boss fights: Brothers Cuphead and Mugman must battle the Devil’s debtors and collect “soul contracts” in an effort to save their own young lives.“It’s a twisted plot. It’s dark,” Musk said with a laugh. “It looks like some cute little Disney thing, and you’re like, ‘This plot is very dark.’”Players can purchase in-game weapons and special abilities to help on their quest.The Tesla version, expected for release later this summer, will include only the Inkwell Isle One section of the game, due to limited in-car storage. And you’ll need a wired USB controller to play; the vehicle’s touchscreen controls won’t work.“When Tesla reached out to us to bring Cuphead to their vehicles, we were thrilled,” Studio MDHR’s Maja Moldenhauer told IGN. “Finding out that Mr. Musk was a huge fan of our game was extremely humbling and getting a chance to work with such an innovative company has been really exciting.“We hope Cuphead can add some classic fun to such forward-thinking vehicles,” she added.Tesla last year introduced Atari games Asteroid, Centipede, and Missile Control, followed by the addition of 2048 and Breakout.More on Geek.com:Tesla Sued Over Fatal Crash Involving Model X With Autopilot EngagedElon Musk Unveils New Tesla Model Y Vehicle Coming in 2020Watch: Tesla Driver Appears to be Asleep While Car is on Autopilotlast_img

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