Tesla Launches Mario Kart-style Video Game That Drivers Can Play While Charging Their Cars

Posted: Jun 18 2019, 11:58pm CDT | by , Updated: Jun 19 2019, 12:02am CDT, in Technology News


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Tesla launches Mario Kart-style video game that drivers can play while charging their cars
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Fortnite is also coming to the Tesla Arcade soon.

Electric car giant Tesla has forayed into video games with the launch of its version of Mario Kart, called “Beach Buggy Racing 2,” making drivers feel like they are playing in the arcade while charging their cars.

Elon Musk-led Tesla is inviting customers to try out the Tesla Arcade at a Tesla showroom from June 18 to June 30. At the showrooms, customers can access the classic Atari Missile Command and Asteroids and the Beach Buggy Racing 2, where players can recruit new drivers and use the steering wheel of a Tesla car as the game controller, much like the miniature arcade cars.

Tesla posted a teaser video on Twitter and on YouTube, showing a player controlling the game with the wheels as well as the car’s pedals, indicating that it is wired to the car’s brake and accelerator pedals. The player was immersed in the game while the car was parked at a parking lot.

The company also noted on Twitter that the game was developed by Vector Unit, a developer that is headquartered in San Rafael, California, about an hour away from Tesla’s base in Palo Alto.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Tesla told CNET in a statement that “The game has been tuned to give you full control of your dune buggy with minimal steering wheel movement. You can also use touchscreen controls which does not move the wheels, and USB controller support is coming soon.”

On Twitter, Tesla said Beach Buggy Racing 2 started rolling out to Tesla cars on Tuesday through over-the-air software update on Tesla’s infotainment system.

Meanwhile, TechCrunch recently reported that Bethesda Games’ Fallout Shelter is also coming to the Tesla Arcade as Musk is a huge fan of the Fallout series.

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