Tuesday, 01 September 2020 20:17

Tesla Wants New Video Games to be Made at Giga Texas

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati
Tesla Wants New Video Games to be Made at Giga Texas Tesla


Tesla is looking to ramp up its in-car video game presence for owners based on job descriptions on the company’s website.

The electric automaker is planning to hire a series of video game and infotainment engineers. They will be employed at the new Giga Texas production facility, just 15 minutes outside of Austin.


Tesla posted four different jobs that entailed software engineering, software infotainment development and video game development on its career website on Aug. 16. The postings hinted toward a new series of in-car video games and entertainment platforms that would keep drivers occupied while Supercharging their electric vehicles.


The job postings follow an announcement from company CEO Elon Musk, who indicated that along with new driving visualization features, Tesla would work on bringing out a new “fun punch buggy sort of game.”


Since then, renderings of the company’s vehicles have been released, but the game idea Musk touched on has remained a mystery. The new job listings hint the company could be working toward developing a unique array of games that could keep drivers and passengers entertained during downtime.


A goal of Tesla’s has been to improve gamification within its cars for years. Musk, an avid video game fan himself, has made it a point to add more games and other sources of entertainment into the vehicles to help owners combat routine boredom.


However, drivers will also need points of entertainment when Tesla achieves a completely functional self-driving functionality. Musk said during the Q2 2020 Earnings Call drivers would likely want to have some options of entertainment if the car is operating and navigating on its own.

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