Bored Tesla Cybertruck owners will be able to play Cyberpunk 2077, and the whole Steam roster
Not satisfied to play only some games in Tesla cars, Elon Musk wants to bring the whole Steam roster to its fleet of electric vehicles. Tesla's CEO rightfully concluded that when its Full Self-Driving Beta mode is actually out of beta and fully operational, the driver-turned-passenger will need something to kill time with and Teslas will have to offer a lot more entertainment options than they have available now. Tesla currently has its Arcade suite of titles you can play on the car's infotainment system, but Elon Musk tweeted that he intends to make Teslas become a Steam Deck gaming console on wheels instead of settling on "specific titles" only. That is "obviously where we should be long-term," he added and immediately clarified what the long term is.
The whole conversation where Elon Musk chipped in was carried out in the Cyberpunk 2077 game's Twitter thread under a thank-you-for-sticking-with-us post. Tesla's CEO knows a thing or two about missed deadlines, delivery numbers, or launch glitches, and he seems to be sympathetic toward the Cyberpunk team's trials and tribulations, replying that it is a "great game." Not only that, but upon being asked if the Steam-on-Tesla quip means that the Cybertruck electric pickup owners will be able to play Cyberpunk 2077 on it, he replied "100%." Not all that surprising, considering that the Tesla Model S/X/3 infotainment systems already run on an embedded AMD Ryzen APU with dedicated RDNA 2-based GPU that provides 10 teraflops of graphics processing power, so the notion that the upcoming Cybertruck will be able to run Cyberpunk 2077 is actually rather probable.
Now, if it was anyone else but Musk, there could be some doubts, but he has pulled many such stunts before and seems to rarely forget fleeting comments in pinky Twitter promises on which he sooner or later delivers. The only thing left to happen is the actual Cybertruck release date which was recently put off for hopefully next year, much to the chagrin of those who preordered early and made the electric pickup alone more valuable than BMW's market cap before it has even launched.
We’re working through the general case of making Steam games work on a Tesla vs specific titles. Former is obviously where we should be long-term.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2022