Neglect the horsepower wars. Electrical car (EV) producers have now absolutely engaged within the gaming wars.
The addition comes as a part of Tesla’s annual vacation replace — which in prior years included helpful options like battery temperature administration to enhance vary in chilly climate and playful ones like a light-weight present mode that flashes the lights to the rhythm of music (when parked).
This yr, the headline additions are Apple Music and Steam integration. Including Steam functionality lets homeowners obtain and play advanced video games with a third-party gaming controller, together with the items that ship with Xbox and PlayStation consoles.
Steam may be added to Mannequin S and Mannequin X automobiles from mannequin years 2022 or 2023 with not less than 16GB of RAM.
The transfer comes shortly after a Sony/Honda partnership introduced plans to construct electrical automobiles with PlayStation-like leisure methods.
Common Motors, in the meantime, has proven off an idea automotive constructed completely across the concept of a gaming area. BMW says it is going to add video games to a few of its automobiles subsequent yr via a partnership with AirConsole.