Tesla Drops Steam!

Tesla cars will no longer support Valve’s digital platform, but current car owners reportedly won’t be affected by the dissolution of Elon Musk and Gabe Newell’s company.


Electrek has reported that new Model S and Model X buyers have received a notice that support for Valve’s interface will soon end, meaning they won’t be able to play games on the screens of Tesla cars. (Did Microsoft inspire the naming scheme? They already S-ed and X-ed the Xbox One, so it didn’t start with the Xbox line…)

“Tesla is updating the gaming computer in your Model X, and your vehicle will no longer be able to play Steam games. All other entertainment and app functionality is unaffected,” reads a message sent to owners. Steam support allowed gamers to play on the car’s hardware, but don’t be alarmed: this feature only worked when the car was charging or parked. In 2022, a native Steam app from Tesla was also added to the car, making the Tesla-Valve tie-up look serious.

According to the message, older owners will not be affected by the “de-Steam-ification,” so previous customers should still be able to access both the app and Steam. By the way, Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter, gave CD Projekt a big boost in 2021, when the Polish company’s shares jumped on the stock market after Musk tweeted that Cyberpunk 2077 was playable on Tesla cars. A few years have passed since then, and a lot has changed (Musk bought Twitter, for example).

As for Valve, we’ve also reported on what Gabe Newell’s company has been up to lately: they’re reportedly working on a 6v6 game called Deadlock, which will have gameplay similar to Overwatch (heroes with unique abilities), and it’s unlikely that Valve will announce it until the studio feels ready to show it off.

Source: VGC, Electrek

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