Tesla drivers reportedly play video games even while they are behind the wheel, and the EV is in motion. Some of them went on to post their gaming session on YouTube.

tesla drivers play video games, tesla video games

(Photo : by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 05: The inside of a Tesla vehicle is viewed as it sits parked in a new Tesla showroom and service center in Red Hook, Brooklyn on July 5, 2016 in New York City. The electric car company and its CEO and founder Elon Musk have come under increasing scrutiny following a crash of one of its electric cars while using the controversial autopilot service. Joshua Brown crashed and died in Florida on May 7 in a Tesla car that was operating on autopilot, which means that Brown’s hands were not on the steering wheel.

Tesla Drivers Play Video Games

As per the news story by Gizmodo, the video game offerings of the EV tech giant, owned and founded by billionaire Elon Musk, are supposed to be for the passengers of the vehicle.

However, drivers of Tesla EVs are bypassing the infotainment console to play games themselves even while the car is in motion.

The EV tech giant introduced arcade-style games to its infotainment system way back in 2019.

It gave birth to the gaming experience inside the vehicles of Tesla, which helped pass time while the EV is still charging its battery.

However, according to the news story by the New York Times, videos of reviewers and drivers playing games while driving the EV have been flooding the video-sharing platform, YouTube.

Tesla Drivers Playing Games on YouTube

A Tesla Model 3 owner, Vince Patton, told the news publication that a YouTube clip featuring the EV that he was then planning to buy highlighted a feature that stuck him by surprise.

The YouTube video revealed that there are three video games that Tesla owners could play from the massive screen found in the middle of the dashboard of the vehicle.

Upon discovering the feature, Patton said that “I thought surely that can’t be right.”

But still, the owner of the Tesla Model 3 has already tried playing the arcade-style games inside his EV. However, he only did it once while his car was parked.

The said video games are “The Battle of Polytopia: Moon Rise,” ” Sky Force Reloaded,” and “Solitaire,” all of which are reportedly playable while the EV is in motion.

On top of that, the report further noted that the driver goes through the warning, which says that the game should only be played by the passenger by lying and pretending to be one.

Tesla and Gaming

It is worth noting that Tesla is even planning on expanding the game offerings on its vehicles.

In fact, the CEO of the EV maker, Musk, previously showcased that owners could soon play console-level gaming while inside the vehicle.

What’s more, the billionaire owner of Tesla even boasted the gaming performance of the Tesla Model S Plaid during its launch last June 11.

Musk even played a popular console game, “Cyberpunk 2077”, via the gaming rig of the Model S Plaid sedan.

The automaker even went the extra mile by stuffing its gaming rig with a powerful AMD Ryzen processor.

Written by Teejay Boris

TECH NEWS RELATED

Podcast: Tesla headphones?, Model Y at Giga Texas, electric airstream, and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including potential Tesla headphones, Model Y at Gigafactory Texas, a new electric airstream, and more. Remember to also subscribe to Electrek Quick Charge Podcast hosted by Mikey G and Electrek’s new Wheel-E 2-wheel ...

View more: Podcast: Tesla headphones?, Model Y at Giga Texas, electric airstream, and more

Musk Promises To Fix Tesla's "Life-Threatening" Heat Pump Issue

The jury is still out on this one. A recent snarl-up on an icy Virginia highway raised questions about the efficacy of an electric vehicle in extreme weather conditions. Youtuber Dirty Tesla quickly took to his platform, conducting an experiment with his two Teslas. Left on for a couple of ...

View more: Musk Promises To Fix Tesla's "Life-Threatening" Heat Pump Issue

What Do You Think Of This Tesla Model 3 Cosplaying As Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T.?

If you are of a certain age, then chances are that a significant part of your childhood was spent watching Knight Rider. It’s an odd kind of nostalgia, a concept that worked in its day but would likely struggle to make the transition to modern screens. That said, when the ...

View more: What Do You Think Of This Tesla Model 3 Cosplaying As Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T.?

Lucid Air Dream Edition gets an in-depth review and speedy test drive at the hands of Jay Leno

Automotive enthusiast Jay Leno is one of the most knowledgeable celebrities in the world when it comes to cars. In recent years, Leno has gotten his hands on some of the best and most exciting vehicles to enter the electric sector, including the Tesla Cybertruck. Despite Leno’s close-knit friendship with ...

View more: Lucid Air Dream Edition gets an in-depth review and speedy test drive at the hands of Jay Leno

Watch Tesla Model X Plaid do 0-60 mph launch in 2.3 seconds – faster than advertised

Tesla has started deliveries of the Model X Plaid with tri-motor powertrain, and the first reviews are coming in. They show the electric vehicle, which is now the fastest SUV in the world, doing a 0-60 mph launch in 2.3 seconds – faster than advertised by Tesla. The Model ...

View more: Watch Tesla Model X Plaid do 0-60 mph launch in 2.3 seconds – faster than advertised

Tesla’s Next Product Might Go On Your Head

Shutterstock / betto rodrigues This week we learned that Tesla recently applied for an expansion of its trademark into the audio segment. The company added a trademark to sell audio equipment like speakers or headphones under its brand, suggesting your next Tesla purchase could go on your head. According ...

View more: Tesla’s Next Product Might Go On Your Head

The Sound of Silence – Tesla Model S P90D Review

Silence. It’s one of the life’s great luxuries, and increasingly a rarity in this life. Think about it – when was the last time you had a moment to bathe in complete and utter quiet? Here at Supercars.net, we’ve traditionally specialized in the sonorous howl of a highly-strung V6, the ...

View more: The Sound of Silence – Tesla Model S P90D Review

Neuralink seeks to hire Clinical Trial positions hinting toward imminent human testing

Neuralink, a company owned by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, is seeking to hire both a Clinical Trial Director and Coordinator, hinting that human testing for its series of brain implantation chips could be imminent. In August 2020, Musk and Neuralink engineers unveiled the v0.9 device. The small ...

View more: Neuralink seeks to hire Clinical Trial positions hinting toward imminent human testing

See Refreshed Tesla Model X With CCS2 Port Spotted In Norway

Tesla China Video Touts Tesla Service And Customer Satisfaction

Tesla Heat Issue Drags On: Now It's Model 3s With No Heat Pump

EV subscription company Autonomy launches Tesla Model 3 rental fleet

Tesla Model 3 Toy Box Features

PICKUP TRUCK HITS BIG JUMP AT HIGHWAY SPEED | TESLACAM STORIES #42

Microstrategy, Block, PayPal Stocks Stumble Alongside Crypto Rout

Cheap Thrills: 10 Bargain Driver’s Cars

Best Modern Car Designs of 2016

Tesla Subscription service launches in California with 100 Model 3s, aims for fleet of 10,000

Motoring on the Grid: The “Connected” Car Comes of Age

Autonomy Launching Tesla Model 3 Subscription Service In California

OTHER TECH NEWS

;