Thousands of games on Steam have been included in Tesla’s Model S and Model X electric vehicles. Elon Musk stated in July that Tesla would release a Steam integration demo by August. Musk reiterated his intention to incorporate Steam into Tesla vehicles, even though the demonstration never materialized. As part of its holiday update, Tesla just launched a beta very video game library beta version.
Steam is currently only available on Model S and X models with 16GB of RAM, but Elon Musk has stated that earlier S and X models will soon be compatible.
Despite the fact that fresher Model 3 and Model Y vehicles have the AMD Ryzen chip, they didn’t get beta admittance to Steam in light of the fact that these vehicles don’t have a discrete GPU like the Model S and X.
The games must be downloaded via WiFi and kept locally in the vehicle. This could be on external storage or in the vehicle’s internal drive, which appears to have an 80GB partition set aside for games. The occasion update that additional Steam likewise added help for outside capacity gadgets.
Moreover, Tesla has delivered a 1TB SSD that costs $350 and will be accessible in February 2023. The SSD is designed to load quickly and can store any vehicle data, including footage from dash cams. It is also built to withstand the potentially extreme temperature changes that can take place inside a car, and its lifespan is guaranteed.
Tesla will automatically sync your game progress for games that support Steam Cloud, so you can pick up where you left off, whether at home or in your car.
With Tesla’s Premium Connectivity, drivers can access features that use more bandwidth, like streaming video and music. Tesla requires Premium Connectivity to access Steam, even though Steam games can be downloaded over WiFi. Tesla may be keeping your Steam profile and game process in sync, which could account for this.
Tesla does not currently permit Steam playback on the 8-inch rear display, which can be used to watch streaming video while the vehicle is moving. Tesla may make this possible in a future update; however, Steam is currently restricted to the 17-inch display of the vehicle when it is in the park.
In addition to Steam support, Tesla now supports keyboard and mouse configurations as well as Bluetooth controllers in games that are supported. According to Tesla, this feature works best with PS5 controllers.
In June of 2021, Tesla unveiled a proprietary controller with two analog sticks, four directional buttons, and four action buttons that were very similar to the PS5 controller. The closed-loop design of the controller, which resembles a steering wheel, is likely intended for racing games. We haven’t heard much about the Tesla controller since it was unveiled.
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