Elon Musk reveals Cuphead is coming to Tesla

The "sadistically difficult" cartoony shooter will be playable in the Model 3, Model S and Model X -- while parked.

Sean Keane Former Senior Writer
Sean knows far too much about Marvel, DC and Star Wars, and poured this knowledge into recaps and explainers on CNET. He also worked on breaking news, with a passion for tech, video game and culture.
Expertise Culture, Video Games, Breaking News
Sean Keane

Cuphead will be playable in Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X.

Studio MDHR

Teslas are getting a major gaming upgrade, with Elon Musk confirming , and are getting run-and-gun platformer Cuphead.

The CEO revealed that his company worked with Cuphead developer Studio MDHR on Sunday's Ride the Lightning podcast.

"It's a cool game. It's insanely difficult, it's sadistically difficult. It's a twisted plot. It's dark. It looks like some cute little Disney thing and you're like, 'This plot is very dark'," Musk told host Ryan Caffrey.

Incredibly cool Tesla Easter eggs

See all photos

The game first hit Xbox One and PC as a Microsoft exclusive in 2017, before coming to Nintendo Switch in April. It's carefully crafted after the Fleischer and Disney '30s animation style and pits you against a bunch of increasingly intense bosses.

Cuphead should hit cars later this summer, but will only include the game's Inkwell Isle One segment due to storage limitations, Tesla told IGN. You'll only be able to play it using a wired USB controller -- it'd be impossibly frustrating using the display's touchscreen controls.

An MDHR spokespersion said in an email to CNET that the exact release date has "yet to be decided at this point."

Watch this: Elon Musk: Dawn of the self-driving era is upon us

Regardless of these limitations, it's a major step up from the Atari games currently playable in Tesla cars. Musk also mentioned that a "dune buggy" driving game is being tested. 

Tesla didn't respond to a request for comment.

First published at 3:28 a.m. PT.
Updated at 4:10 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.