Tesla Arcade Launches With Beach Buggy Racing 2

Say hello to Tesla Arcade, a new feature announced by the electric car manufacturer which allows owners to play Beach Buggy Racing 2, among other games, on their vehicles’ infotainment system.

Tesla hasn’t said if the game will be available for all of its vehicles but promotional pictures and videos show the game being played in the Tesla Model 3. Users interact with the game through the steering wheels and pedals of the electric sedan.

Beach Buggy Racing 2 is similar to Mario Kart and actually features Model 3 vehicles which users speed around in. There are no less than 22 different race tracks available.

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“Access the full library of games directly from the vehicle’s touchscreen to play gaming classics like Atari Missile Command and Asteroids – or experience our newest addition, Beach Buggy Racing 2, a kart racing game where you can careen, blast and launch your way through 22 tracks. Players can recruit new drivers (see if you can find our favorite) and use the steering wheel controls for the most immersive gaming experience,” Tesla said about the new Arcade function.

To help promote Tesla Arcade, the company is inviting people to visit a local Tesla showroom where they will be able to experience the kart racing game. In a tweet, Tesla says that the new game will make charging up a Tesla that much more fun.

Tesla isn’t the only company developing games for its drivers to play. Mercedes-Benz has previously shown off the gaming abilities of its MBUX infotainment system and may introduce these features to the market.

  • Dude

    I thought the games were a stupid gimmick at first but this arcade idea is actually awesome. Being able to play games with a controller on a nice screen like that sounds nice

  • Howfarr

    Nice idea, apart from the dry steering constantly while parked up playing

  • Alduin

    Buggy just like their software. Lots of fun spontaneously combusting.

    • Jason Miller

      I always laugh at comments like this. Random people on the internet taking jabs a companies like they could even remotely do it better themselves.

      • Alduin

        I could run Tesla alot better than that dumbf-ck Musk.

        • Jason Miller

          In your dreams.

        • Hahahaha. Love the Internet!

      • Ben

        Oh man Jason, you’re right. We shouldn’t be critical of companies, government and entertainment unless we can personally do it better. Sounds like a sound plan.

  • Stealth333

    Well, this is for morons.

  • Ben

    Just a small worry, won’t moving the tires back and forth like that while sitting still cause wear on the rubber? More importantly, I know it will leave behind circular black rubber marks at the charging stations. I would think a huge advantage of having electric steering is that you could disconnect the steering inputs to the actual wheels, letting the steering wheel move while the tires stay still.

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