If you can’t find a PS5 or Xbox Series X, how about an $80,000 electric sports car with comparable performance? Tesla just announced its refreshed Model S today, and a new “Plaid” powertrain isn’t its only performance enhancement — the company claims the car can now compete with next-gen gaming consoles, thanks to a 10-teraflop gaming computer that will apparently come with every new model.
Assuming that refers to GPU performance and Tesla isn’t wildly exaggerating, that might indeed be competitive with a PS5 or Xbox Series X, which offer 10.28 teraflops and 12 teraflops of raw GPU power respectively. There’s more to performance than teraflops, though.
Now, you might ask: who’s going to put a game in your car that might actually take advantage of a gaming PC. For that, I must ask you to look closely at the images above and below. Behold: CD Projekt’s acclaimed sword-slinging adventure The Witcher 3, just as promised.
Want to play The Witcher game on your Tesla? (you can already watch the show on Tesla Netflix theater)
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 22, 2020
Here are a number of things we still do not know:
- Is The Witcher 3 actually coming to Tesla, and when? (We’ve asked CD Projekt.)
- Can you play it on the 17-inch, 2200 x 1300-pixel main display, or only on the 8-inch second row display? Or both?
- Will you need a new controller? (Tesla says it has “wireless controller compatibility”) but that’s all we know.
- Who’s making the GPU? (We’ve pinged Nvidia and AMD.)
- Who is going to sit in their $80,000 sports car and play a 70+ hour game? (fingers crossed for cloud saves)
- Why not Cyberpunk? (Okay, this one’s a joke.)
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