Elon Musk has stated that the new Tesla Model S Plaid is analogous to the PlayStation 5 in power and may run high-end AAA games like Cyberpunk 2077. Elon Musk has been heavily teasing this over the last several months, but many weren’t sure how a car would be ready to run a game like Cyberpunk 2077 or really why anyone would want to.
Earlier this year, Elon Musk revealed that the new Tesla Model S could play Cyberpunk 2077. It seems like a dream come true, given people have nearly always been limited to the facility of their handhelds or need to find how to assemble their console during a minivan or SUV. Tesla has streamlined the experience by essentially building its own gaming platform into the car and although there are some things that are unclear (like its OS, what other games it’ll have, etc), it does have the facility of a PS5.
It can play Cyberpunk
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2021
Musk talked more about how the gaming platform works at a recent Tesla Model S Plaid event and noted it had state-of-the-art technology. Elon Musk is a fanatical gamer, so it’s no surprise he has worked hard to incorporate this, but it isn’t just out of affection for the medium. Musk noted that the longer term is in self-driving vehicles, something Tesla is on the brink of fully achieving, and other people are going to be looking to possess entertainment like movies and gaming in their cars. Someone demoed Cyberpunk 2077 and Musk noted the sport are often played at 60FPS, so it should be rather special.
Whether this is often actually a “next-gen” version of Cyberpunk 2077 or if it’s just the PC version running at one among the variable settings is unclear, but it does look pretty great. The most important concern for several is how this may implement. If it’s like other infotainment features with Tesla, the car will likely need to be in park to play. It seems unlikely Tesla goes to let people play this within the beta testing stage of full self-driving, as drivers are heavily monitored during this point and may lose access if they are not focused on the road.
When the merchandise is prepared for mass market, maybe Tesla will ease into these features like adding gaming while the car drives itself. Whether Elon Musk finishes up during a legal battle to stop regulations against stuff like this remains to be seen, but it looks like people are going to be ready to play a Cyberpunk 2077 while charging their cars at the very least pretty soon.