Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk recently announced that gamers can use the Plaid Model S Arcade feature to play Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher III.
Elon Musk recently announced that gamers can use the Plaid Model S Arcade feature to play Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher III.
Elon Musk is known for being a game lover and has always prioritized gaming in his car. Current Tesla models have an “Arcade” feature used to play classic games like solitaire and chess, multiplayer games like Beach Buggy Racing 2 and modern games like Fallout Shelter. Now the upcoming Plaid Model S is another huge development.
The updated Tesla Arcade feature will have a processing capacity of 10 teraflops, which is expected to be well-matched with the recently launched next-generation consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. It consists of two screens, the main monitor with 2200 x 1300 resolution between the driver and passenger seats, and the secondary monitor behind the rear center console for the rear passenger. Tesla Arcade will also support wireless controllers, though which specific controller is compatible has not yet to be confirmed.
The Tesla Plaid Model S is the first redesign of an electric sedan launched in 2012. In addition to the upgraded Tesla Arcade, it has a remodeled exterior and interior as well as a powertrain that allows to reach 96km/h speed in under 2 seconds. Tesla is advertising the new model as “the fastest accelerating car”. The standard Plaid drivetrain is around 627km, the plaid premium version will cover 836km. Currently, the standard version is expected to retail for $119,000 and the premium version for $139,000.
Musk’s news regarding Tesla Arcade has received mixed reviews. While some celebrities, including author Stephen King, have expressed a desire to get the new Plaid Model S, others are concerned about how Cyberpunk 2077 will be implemented when the game launched in PC receives a praise but the console versions have many game bugs. As of now, Cyberpunk 2077 has been removed from the PlayStation Store, although CD Projekt RED is said to seek a fix by rolling out a patch.
Currently, neither Elon Musk, from Tesla, has confirmed which version of Cyberpunk 2077 will be played on Tesla Arcade. Gamers worried about Cyberpunk 2077‘s performance on the Tesla Plaid Model S can switch to one of the many other services available by Tesla Arcade. Cyberpunk may still have many bugs, but The Witcher 3 is still one of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning games of all time. The other games that will be available have yet to be revealed, but that info will be announced soon if the Plaid Model S is indeed scheduled to be out next month.
Cyberpunk 2077 is currently available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms, PS5 and Xbox Series X versions are also in development.