12
Jun
2019

Bethesda’s bringing Fallout Shelter to Tesla cars

Bethesda Game Studios is porting Fallout Shelter, the free-to-play base-building game that first came to mobile devices in 2015, to Tesla’s electric cars.

Tesla founder Elon Musk and Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard announced the Fallout Shelter dashboard port at E3 2019 today. It’s all part of Tesla and Musk’s efforts to bring video games, like Atari classics such as Pole Position, Tempest, and Missile Command, as well as newer games like Cuphead, to the company’s cars.

During a chat moderated by host Geoff Keighley, Howard said that he’s a Tesla owner (and that he bought his model with “ultra settings”), and Musk reiterated his longtime interest in video games. The pair joked about a Tesla version of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, which has been ported to just about everything — including Amazon Alexa personal assistant devices — but said they’re beginning their partnership on a slightly smaller scale for now. “It’s a great starting point,” Howard said.

Fallout Shelter was originally released for Android and iOS devices, and was later ported to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. Tesla owners will need to keep their car in park if they want to play Fallout Shelter.

Musk put out the call to game developers last summer, asking them to “consider applying to Tesla.”

“We want to make super fun games that integrate the center touch screen, phone & car irl,” Musk tweeted.

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