That’s right. Tesla has added SEGA’s first Sonic the Hedgehog game in its latest update. Now all you need to do is buy the car.
Have you ever imagined that a cult title like Sonic could one day be played on your car? Didn’t you? That’s OK because technological advances are soaring, and Tesla cars have very powerful software, some with features similar to the PS5. As a result, we’re seeing a lot of games running in these cars, as well as collaboration between companies on which programs can reach the owners of each vehicle.
Such is the case with Sonic The Hedgehog – we last tried the Colors: Ultimate part of the series – which comes to Tesla with the latest update. As reported by Nintendo Life, SEGA has agreed to bring its classic through the brand’s software, Tesla Arcade, where it will run.
Tesla owner Elon Musk himself (among many other great things) celebrated the deal with a quirky photo montage image, in which he takes the opportunity to mock once again US politician Bernie Sanders, with whom he regularly clashes:
“Get ready, Sonic fans! SEGA has just announced a partnership with Tesla to bring Sonic the Hedgehog 1, the game that started it all, to Tesla’s in-car gaming console for both existing and new models,” reads SEGA’s statement. “Passengers turn into players as they race at lightning speed across classic zones to defeat enemies on a mission…”
“…to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman, all in the comfort of their own car!”
However, it was made clear that the car’s USB ports will be used to connect a controller to play the iconic title – no, the steering wheel has not yet been converted into a controller – which is connected to the extensive library already supporting several other games.
For example, we’ve seen Cyberpunk 2077 run on a Tesla, with models reaching 10 teraflops of graphics processing power. All this is currently being investigated by some officials who believe that the ability to play in a car is not safe for driving, even if only passengers can play (for now).
Source: Nintendo Life
Sonic, the Hedgehog, game coming to all Teslas!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 12, 2021