Again in February, Tesla chief Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that the automaker is working to convey Steam to its automobiles. Now, the corporate is formally rolling out Steam integration for the newest variations of its Model S and X automobiles as a part of its vacation replace. In its promo video of the characteristic, you will see Tesla’s infotainment system working Steam Beta and even graphically demanding video games like Cyberpunk 2077.
By “new” Mannequin S and X vehicles, Tesla seemingly means their “Plaid” variations, which began deliveries final yr. Each fashions’ infotainment programs use AMD’s RDNA 2 GPUs, that are additionally the know-how behind PlayStation 5, and AMD’s Ryzen chips. Tesla has been constructing its library of in-vehicle video games over the previous few years and has added titles similar to Cuphead, PUBG Mobile and Fallout Shelter to its choices. By bringing Steam to its automobiles, although, Tesla is including greater than only a recreation or two to the rising checklist. The automaker mentioned in its announcement that the combination will convey 1000’s of video games to the aforementioned automobiles.
Tesla beforehand got into trouble with the US Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) for permitting individuals to play video games even whereas driving. It disabled the capability following the company’s investigation, nevertheless, so individuals almost certainly cannot play Steam video games whereas the automobiles are in movement.
Steam is right here—bringing 1000’s of video games to new Mannequin S & X automobiles 🎮 pic.twitter.com/PDzjtefv7A
— Tesla (@Tesla) December 13, 2022
Along with Steam integration, Tesla’s vacation replace additionally offers house owners entry to Apple Music integration for his or her infotainment programs. It offers them the power to schedule Gentle Exhibits on a number of automobiles concurrently, as properly, and to view their cabin digicam from the Tesla app whereas in Canine Mode or Sentry Mode.