Elon Musk announced via Twitter that Teslas will be getting a handful of classic Atari titles in the next four weeks, courtesy of a software update.
Along with already announced self-driving features, Version 9.0 of the electric vehicles’ software update will include “some of the best” old games as an “Easter Egg.” Musk appears to be soliciting suggestions via social media at the moment, including Pole Position, Tempest and Missile command, among others.
An update arriving late last year brought the fairly necessary addition of FM radio and a tripometer to the Model 3 - in-car games could take the spotlight away from other ommissions in software.
The games will likely be playable on the cars’ massive center display tablet, which is positioned in portrait mode on the Model S and X and in landscape on the Model 3. You have to imagine the games will only be playable when the vehicle is parked, so as to avoid having to explain to the officer that you crashed your car because you were playing Frogger.