In 2018 Tesla introduced Teslatari, an Atari video game emulator from the 70s and 80s that allowed users to enjoy classic titles like Asteroids or Pole Position on the central screen of their vehicles. This new feature quickly gained popularity within the community of owners, and Tesla was quick to confirm that it would continue to work to offer more titles from companies other than Atari.
Thus, in 2019 “Tesla Arcade” was launched, a new function that supports more advanced video games. At the time Elon Musk, CEO of the company, stated that the firm was working to offer videogames created with Unity and Unreal engines, news that excited the most gamers.
Now, Musk has confirmed that Tesla Arcade will receive more advanced video games in the future. They are considering the incorporation of both the successful Minecraft and titles that use augmented reality, a niche currently booming thanks to smartphone games such as Pokémon GO.
Musk would be interested in being able to integrate all of these video games into the company’s vehicles as part of Tesla’s strategy to make using their cars “more fun” for owners. In other words, Musk wants to offer unprecedented added value in its vehicles, a formula that has so far worked well for the company.
All sectors have not well-received Musk’s statements since autonomous driving systems are not yet advanced enough to allow drivers to play without compromising their safety and that of others. It should not be forgotten that there have been and a few users who in recent years have suffered accidents, in some cases fatal, for failing to pay attention to the road with the Autopilot activated.