'Cuphead' launches on Tesla vehicles this summer, so you can add more rage to your road rage

What you need to know

  • Cuphead is being ported to a new platform.
  • Tesla vehicles should get the game this summer.
  • Only the first area will be included due to storage limitations.
  • In the meantime, you can purchase it for $20 on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Cuphead is a platformer and shooter rolled into one. The title features visuals that are similar to old-school cartoons, but the animation is much smoother. A few months ago, the team reported that Cuphead sold over three million units across Xbox One and PC. Since then, it has launched on Nintendo Switch, but there's another version in the works.

Revealed on Ryan McCAffrey's Tesla Podcast 'Ride the Lightning', (via IGN), the game is on its way to Tesla's Model 3, Model S, and Model X vehicles. These electric cars feature massive displays in the center and powerful hardware, so Cuphead could run on them. Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk said the following on Episode 200 of the show (36:48 mark).

Cuphead, we've got working. The developers have been helping us make it work. It's a cool game. It's insanely difficult. It's sadistically difficult. It's a twisted plot. It's dark. It looks like some cute little Disney thing.

Tesla also features a number of Atari games like Lunar Lander that you can play with a touchscreen and USB controller. Cuphead should be an interesting addition to the catalog.

Developer Studio MDHR and Tesla should launch the game this summer. However, keep in mind that this isn't the complete game. The Tesla version will only include the "Inkwell Isle One" level because the cars don't feature a lot of storage. Nevertheless, it's an interesting endeavor.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • Games in vehicles... Such a great idea! And here I thought phones were perfectly safe. *end extreme sarcasm mode*
  • Yeah, having games running built-in to cars is good because?...
  • Some people have zero insight, and are doomed to be stuck in the past.
  • I'm imagining it's for passengers, I mean some cars have built in entertainment systems for passengers to watch movies and stuff so this doesn't seem such a crazy idea. But still, seems like a weird niche platform to get into.
  • I've read on another article that "You can ONLY play games while in Park". So there...
  • I figured that was the case, but just needed to make yet another point on distracted driving. It's really becoming out of control in the US.
  • You can't play the games while driving. Obviously.
  • Well, it's not really obvious to the people that feel the need to FaceTime while driving. 😜
  • Although it will be bypass-able, someone will crack it.