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Tesla Opens Steam Beta with Thousands of Games on Board PCs of New Model S and Model X

On December 14, 2022, Tesla, as part of a software update in electric vehicles, opened access to the beta version of the Steam application with thousands of games on the on-board PC of new versions of Model S and Model X, inside which an upgraded computer with a performance of 10 teraflops is installed. Musk explained that the mouse, keyboard and wireless controllers are supported there regularly, he checked everything himself while playing Cyberpunk 2077.

Musk assured that the Steam app in Tesla syncs with the Steam profile, so the driver or his passengers can continue to play in the car from where they left off at home. Musk also said that the new Model S and Model X on-board computer has more storage space, which is convenient when working with the Steam library.

Regarding the launch of Steam on other versions of Tesla, Musk said that this is possible after upgrading their on-board PCs.

Now users do not need to buy game consoles and PCs, but just get into their new electric car.

The Steam app in Tesla works with two touchscreens at once inside the new Model S and Model X.

On December 29, 2020, as part of the update, Tesla added the Boombox mode to the systems of its electric vehicles, as well as the games Solitaire, Cat Quest and The Battle of Polytopia.

In January 2021, Tesla introduced an updated version of the Model S, which is equipped with an on-board computer with a performance of 10 teraflops. The company promises that the system is able to compete with next-generation game consoles.

AMD revealed last June that Tesla's new performance system is powered by a Ryzen chip. The equipment of the electric car will allow you to run games such as Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, Musk promised.

In February 2022, Tesla began preparing to launch Steam on the on-board computers of its electric vehicles. Musk believes that entertainment will be critical when cars become self-driving. The company's engineers are working to make the Steam library work with Tesla software, and not to port individual games.

In July 2022, Musk announced that Tesla's electric vehicle on-board computers would soon support the Steam gaming platform.

Tesla Opens Steam Beta with Thousands of Games on Board PCs of New Model S and Model X