Elon Musk recently dropped a piece of unexpected yet delightful news to Tesla owners. The billionaire tweeted that the 1991 Sega Genesis game, Sonic The Hedgehog is coming to Tesla cars.
Sega, the parent company of Sonic The Hedgehog, also confirmed the news in a recent interview. However, the specifics of the release have not been shared with the public. As expected of Elon Musk’s witty humor, the Tesla owner did not announce the news in a straightforward tweet.
Musk replied to a November thread where the billionaire shared memes surrounding Bernie Sanders. Bernie had previously earned Musk’s ire by promoting increased taxes on billionaires.
The billionaire replied to a tweet with an edited image of Bernie looming like Dr. Robotnik (Sonic villain.) Elon added to the thread, stating Sonic The Hedgehog game is coming to all Tesla cars.
Soon after the tweet, Sega PR also confirmed the news, stating the game will be integrated into every Tesla model. Additionally, Tesla initiated its hiring process for gaming talent to be a part of the Tesla Arcade team.
The process is starting to render results as the transport company readies up to add a cult classic title. However, many have criticized the feature, calling it a gimmick and unsafe. Titles like Sky Force Reloaded are the primary target of the critiques as the game can be played even while the vehicle is moving.
Despite all this, the 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid packed an in-built computer with similar specifications as a PS5. Tesla Arcade does not require heavy power to run most games available on the platform, and AAA games like The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 are still incompatible with the platform.
Sega confirmed that Tesla owners could play the game using a USB-connected controller. While the game is available on many platforms, the latest news undoubtedly stirred the vehicle’s publicity.