Elon Musk gets Cuphead up-and-running in Teslas

Muriel Hammond
June 4, 2019

Speaking on the company's weekly podcast, Ride the Lightning, Musk says the developers of Cuphead "have been helping us make it work" on the vehicles' dashboard screens. It's insanely hard, it's sadistically hard. "It's dark. It looks like some cute little Disney thing and you're like, "This plot is very dark", Musk told host Ryan Caffrey.

Musk has confirmed that his team has worked with Cuphead creators Studio MDHR to get Cuphead up-and-running in a Tesla.

Recently, Musk tweeted about Unity, the game engine which powers Cuphead, running on Tesla with the promise of more in-car games becoming available once they finished porting the software.

According to reports in the Chinese media, the first pre-order for a China-made Tesla Model 3 was completed in just three minutes after registration was launched on Friday morning local time. It, and other games, will also only run when the auto is parked.

For very obvious reasons, games can only be played while the auto is in park. Musk also mentioned that a "dune buggy" driving game is being tested.


Tesla cars can already play certain arcade games, such as Asteroids, but playing more modern games is an impressive accomplishment.

It should go without saying that Cuphead isn't meant to be played while you're driving, even with automation, and you'll need a USB controller to enjoy it.

"When Tesla reached out to us to bring Cuphead to their vehicles, we were thrilled!"

Perhaps an even more weird, yet intriguing claim is that while out-trucking trucks, the Tesla pickup will also out-sports vehicle the Porsche 911.

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