Tesla's gaming library is getting bigger, and the latest announced title is probably a familiar one for gaming fans: Cuphead. Released in 2017 for Xbox One and Windows, this indie game debuted in 2013 and garnered a lot of attention thanks to the hand-drawn, retro Disney-boxed animation style.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that Cuphead would receive a Tesla gate sometime in August, responding to a post where Tesla announced its latest addition to the arcade library in the car: Chess. The game will run at 60 fps on-screen in the car, Musk added, noting that although 4K is not supported for Tesla's screens, the game does not "need the high resolution".
Cuphead has since been released for both macOS and Nintendo Switch, and has received critical acclaim for its challenging gameplay in addition to its unique graphic style. The game works with one or two players (which Tesla cars now also support via gamepad controllers for some other titles) and basically involves side-scrolling run-and-gun action, punctuated by frequent boss fights.
Musk continued Twitter regarding the Cuphead port that it will use a Unity port for Tesla's operating system in the car, which has already been done, and is currently in the process of refining the controls. A limit on available storage space on board will be resolved by allowing additional game storage via USB, allowing Tesla owners to add flash drives to hold more downloaded games.
Earlier this month, Netflix announced that it would be developing an animation series based on Cuphead, and the game has sold over 4 million copies worldwide so far. Tesla launched Tesla Arcade last month as a dedicated in-car app to host the growing collection of games it has brought to the car – and it's worth noting that you only access these games while you're in the park.