Elon Musk’s Tesla might become Sony and Xbox’s new rival in the gaming console industry this 2021. The automaker revealed a powerful gaming system integrated into their upcoming updates to their Model S and Model X electric cars which will launch next month.
In a series of tweets, Elon Musk has confirmed an updated and upgraded version of Tesla Arcade that boasts processing power of up to 10 Teraflops. Currently, Sony’s PlayStation 5 currently performs at 10.3 Teraflops while Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is at 12 Teraflops which places Tesla’s Wireless gaming system just on par with both Sony and Microsoft’s latest-gen consoles.
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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2021
For the unfamiliar, FLOPS or Floating-point Operations per Second is a measurement of performance particularly for electronics that do computing. This includes any electronic device that processes input and produces any form of output through the use of operations. Nowadays, FLOPS are commonly used to measure performance in GPUs as “Teraflops” has been a measurement that is used to measure how fast a particular system can compute apart from the Hertz (Hz) which is also used to measure performance in a computing system.
The said in-car wireless gaming system is said to feature “controller compatibility” which will allow users to game from any seat. While not mentioning any brands, this might hint at possible compatibility with the PS5’s DualSense controller and Xbox’s controller as well.
The Twitter thread also continues with Elon Musk has hinting at a possible lineup of games to be featured in Tesla Arcade. These will be led by the critically-acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which many consider as one of the best RPGs of the previous generation.
Based on the image posted, the games playable inside their latest Tesla will also include Stardew Valley, Fallout Shelter, Cuphead, Am Dead, and Beach Buggy 2 as reported by Forbes.
Perhaps the biggest surprise in the thread is Elon confirming that Cyberpunk 2077 will in fact be playable on Tesla’s gaming system. With perhaps, 2020’s biggest game being a part of the lineup could mean other AAA games making their way to Tesla and further expanding the reach of gaming platforms.
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The previous versions of Tesla’s Model and X also had Tesla Arcade albeit an inferior version of the current iteration and featured far less “heavier” games in comparison to the AAA games the likes of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 in the lineup.
While we may not be expecting people queuing Tesla retailers just to get their hands on the Tesla Arcade, it is without a doubt that Tesla is leaps and bounds ahead of its competition in terms of quirks and features that go beyond those offered by other car-manufacturers.
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