Tesla proprietor Elon Musk mentioned in July that the corporate was “making progress” towards integrating Steam into its vehicles, one thing he’d first expressed curiosity in again in February. And now it is occurred: Full Steam retailer entry is now obtainable in new Mannequin S and X vehicles.

“Entry the Steam retailer straight out of your Tesla,” the brand new Tesla update notes state. “Purchase and play immersive video games which have been verified on Steam Deck. With Steam’s cloud synchronization, resume your game out of your Tesla or any Steam machine. To entry Steam, faucet the Software Launcher > Arcade.”

Steam integration will likely be obtainable on Tesla Mannequin S and X automobiles from 2022 onward, and is presently in beta, so it’s possible you’ll run into the occasional hitch or glitch, though hopefully nothing that may trigger the automobile to catch fireplace or run over a baby. It requires 16GB RAM, and likewise “premium connectivity,” a subscription-based service that goes for $10 per thirty days or $100 per 12 months.

Musk mentioned on his private Twitter account that Steam “even works with keyboard and mouse” in Tesla automobiles, and likewise confirmed that “retrofit” for 2021 and base mannequin vehicles will likely be provided as properly.

(Picture credit score: Elon Musk (Twitter))

It is no shock that Tesla automobiles are able to Steam integration: They have been able to enjoying Cyberpunk 2077 again initially of 2021, in spite of everything. Is it a good suggestion? That is a really totally different query. Speaking on the cellphone whereas driving is both unlawful or strongly discouraged in most jurisdictions due to justifiable issues about “distracted driving,” so I feel it is honest to wonder if placing a full-on Steam Machine into the center of a automobile’s dashboard is known as a rock-solid plan. For a whilst you may truly play video games in a Tesla whereas driving, which makes me surprise who precisely is making these selections, anyway?

Steam integration is not the one new factor in Tesla’s most up-to-date update. It additionally has a canine digicam, a “Mild Show” choice, storage door performance on the contact display, and Zoom calling through the built-in cabin digicam.