Tesla CEO and tech billionaire Elon Musk recently revealed that his company tied to get a working version of Mario Kart into his new line of Teslas, part of an on going idea of having games playable within his cars.

The statement,which came from his official Twitter account, said that it would be cool to be able to play Steam games in the vehicles.

A responder asked Musk about a version of Mario Kart that allowed drivers to play against others while they were waiting for their cars to finish charging. Musk replied that they had tried, but that Nintendo hadn’t given them the licence to do so.

Nintendo’s Stance

The famous Japanese company has previously worked with car companies in the past. One such example are the licensed Mercedes-Benz vehicles that were present in Mario Kart8 when it was released back in 2014. The next best option is to simply get hold of a Switch and play it in your Tesla for that true Mario Kart/Tesla experience. Neither Tesla nor Nintendo have followed up on the idea.

Tesla has added a number of classic Atari arcade games Easter eggs that are available to play in the cars during park mode, but the Easter eggs need to be found first. Despite Nintendo’s silence on the matter, they did announce earlier in the year that players will be able to enjoy Mario Kart on mobile by the end of March of next year.

The Idea Behind It

It’s not the worst idea in the world. Essentially, owners of the Model 3 would be able to play the game on the car’s 15-inch, high definition touchscreen.

It would require a huge amount of groundwork, especially since no one is sure if the computer onboard the Tesla would be able to handle 3D graphics of that magnitude – but they’ve already done it to some degree with the above-mentioned Atari games,all of which work perfectly on the touchscreen, surprisingly enough.

We may see more application in the future, such as advanced Internet connectivity and even other types of gaming, including the best online pokies Australia.

Not Musk’s First Attempt

And this isn’t the first time that Tesla and CEO Musk have tried to ring in game developers for their cars. Earlier in the year, Brenden “Player unknown” Green made a Twitter response when Musk called for any game’s developers interested in making new games for their range of self-driving vehicles.

It’s a debacle that has been brought up before concerning the future of self-driving cars.

The idea behind them is that they require almost no input from the driver apart from a location to drive to. From there, the cars are completely autonomous, and even have advanced safety features integrated to keep the driver and pedestrians as safe as possible.

And while it will still be a few years before we see the cars roaming the streets, Musk and his team are thinking of ways to keep users entertained during an otherwise boring car ride.

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