Elon Musk is a fan of the devilishly tough bullet-hell shooter.
Cuphead, the memorable 2017 bullet-hell shooter that is meticulously styled after a 1930’s cartoon, will quickly be playable on an unlikely new platform: Tesla’s fleet of electrical vehicles and their built-in dashboard screens. The breakout hit, which debuted on Xbox One and PC earlier than being ported to Nintendo Swap earlier this 12 months, is on the best way to Tesla’s Mannequin three, Mannequin S, and Mannequin X, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on episode 200 of my weekly Tesla podcast, Experience the Lightning (on the 36:48 mark).
“Cuphead, we have working,” Musk stated. “[The developers] have been serving to us make it work. It is a cool recreation. It is insanely tough. It is sadistically tough. It is a twisted plot. It is darkish. It appears to be like like some cute little Disney factor and you are like, ‘This plot could be very darkish’,” he added with amusing.
Musk had just lately tweeted about how he and his staff have been porting the Unity recreation engine, which Cuphead runs on, to work in Teslas. Based on Maja Moldenhauer from Studio MDHR, the developer of Cuphead, the Tesla model is trying good and already operating “good and clear.” Studio MDHR and Tesla are focusing on a launch date of later this summer time, and the in-car model will solely embody the Inkwell Isle One part of the sport, because of the storage limitations of Tesla automobiles (which Musk discusses within the interview).
“When Tesla reached out to us to deliver Cuphead to their automobiles, we have been thrilled!” Moldenhauer stated. “Discovering out that Mr. Musk was a fan of our recreation was extraordinarily humbling and getting an opportunity to work with such an revolutionary firm has been actually thrilling. We hope Cuphead can add some traditional enjoyable to such forward-thinking automobiles.” She informed me that their solely necessities in agreeing to the mission have been that “it has to play tremendous, tremendous clear” with regard to framerate (“It is a tight recreation,” she stated), and that it needed to management exactly. As such, solely a wired USB controller will work with the Tesla model; you can’t play it utilizing automotive’s touchscreen controls.
Tesla has already launched a playable suite of traditional Atari video games for the Mannequin S, three, and X, together with Asteroids, Lunar Lander, and extra. These might be performed utilizing the touchscreen or a USB gamepad. Entry them through the “TeslAtari” icon within the UI’s Easter egg basket.
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