Elon Musk says hit video game 'Cuphead' will be playable on Tesla Model 3, Model S, and Model X cars

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  • In an interview with IGN’s podcast “Ride the Lightning,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk told host Ryan McCaffrey he is working with developers to port popular video game “Cuphead” to Model 3, Model S, and Model X cars.
  • The hit shooter game will be available later this summer, Musk said, and will include one section of the original game due to the car’s storage limitations.
  • Users can play “Cuphead” on the cars’ large dashboard touchscreens, similar to its current suite of classic Atari games.

Tesla owners won’t have to go far to find in-car entertainment.

On Sunday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told IGN’s “Ride the Lightning” podcast that he is working with developers to bring the popular shooter video game Cuphead to Tesla’s large dashboard touchscreens.

“‘Cuphead’, we’ve got working,” Musk told IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey. “[The developers] have been helping us make it work. It’s a cool game. It’s insanely difficult. It’s sadistically difficult. It’s a twisted plot. It’s dark. It looks like some cute little Disney thing and you’re like, ‘This plot is very dark’.”

Musk said that the game, modelled after a 1930’s comic, will be available later this summer on Tesla Model 3, Model S , and Model X cars. It will only include one section of the game, Inkwell Isle One, due to the storage limitations in the car, according to Musk.

Musk recently tweeted about his team’s work with Unity to port the game engine into Tesla cars. The same models already offer a suite of classic Atari games such as Asteroids and Lunar Lander that are playable via the touchscreen or a USB gamepad. It is not clear if Tesla owners will be able to access Cuphead in a similar way.

The game is currently available on Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox One.

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