Companies porting popular video games to systems they weren’t built for has become a bit of a meme in recent years. Just look at the Skyrim memes of 2018. We saw professional Photoshoppers putting Bethesda’s fantasy masterpiece into everything from smartwatches to the iPod Shuffle.
And, while those were all just very creative “in-jokes”, today marked a colorful step forward into that same great future. On the latest episode of Ride the Lightning, a podcast by IGN reporter Ryan McCaffrey, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his car company has ported Cuphead to the car’s display system. That’s right: a fully fledged Cuphead Tesla crossover.
Cuphead Tesla and THE FUTURE
As mentioned previously on our blog, Cuphead is not a game for the faint of heart. The game released in 2017 and has garnered a cult following thanks to its charming animations and ridiculous difficulty. It’s addictive and shaming and will take over your life once you start playing, to speak frankly.
And, if all goes well, you’ll now be able to safely pull your car over and check in for a short game of this deceptively difficult run-and-gun game. Musk said the company has Cuphead working, with help from the developers. It’s a cool game. It’s insanely difficult.”
Oh, we know, Elon. We know all too well. The car magnate went on to describe the process of porting over several of the games that have made their way to the dashboard tablets built into Tesla’s car line, going over some of the technical limitations and achievements they’ve made. “We have Unity working. We didn’t anticipate having all these games there, so storage space will be a tricky one. You might have to decide what game you want to play, then it will download. So if you want to play other games, delete that one and download another one.”
A Word From Our Developers
Studio MDHR, who created the original game, have reported that the port looks “nice and clear”. Cuphead artist, Maja Moldenhauer, added that the company was “thrilled” to have been approached by Tesla, and that he hopes the game brings its signature brand of classic entertainment to these cars.
While there is no word on a release date as of yet, the Cuphead Tesla port will only include the Inkwell Isle One section because of storage limitations. It will also only be playable via a plug-in USB controller, to help with the game’s tight control system.