Tesla Is Adding Classic Atari Games To Their Cars

This is a Tesla Model S. It’s also a giant controller for playing classic Atari games, apparently.

Elon Musk announced earlier this morning that the latest version of Tesla’s infotainment software, Tesla 9.0, would be patched with something different: classic Atari games.

The games would be playable whenever the car was stationary, and in at least one instance the wheel would function as the controller. Helpful if you didn’t want to buy an Ataribox, I guess.

In follow-up tweets, Musk said Tesla was “hoping to include” Missile Command, Tempest and Pole Position in the release.

It’s a neat idea if you’ve already spent the oodles necessary to pick up a Tesla. On the flipside, if you have picked up a Tesla, is this the kind of thing you’d want? Musk did thank Atari in his tweets, which makes me wonder how much work Tesla themselves are doing to implement this. Musk also noted that Tesla was looking to hire game developers “to make super fun games that integrate the centre touch screen, phone [and] car”.

I wonder if a Tesla can run Skyrim. Also, I’ll just leave this here:

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