Telas have large navigational screens built in to the electric vehicles. The Tesla Model S, for example, has a 17-inch screen, which would be more than enough space to enjoy “Mario Kart” or other games on.
Twitter user @rocketisfine replied to a tweet from Musk in which a new software update that is coming to the Tesla in December was being discussed.
“How about a version of Mario Kart where you can play against random people who are also charging their car at the moment?” @rocketisfine tweeted.
“We tried. Nintendo won’t license it to us,” Musk replied.
While built-in “Mario Kart” would certainly be a fun feature, perhaps Nintendo was worried about the safety aspects of installing one of their properties in a vehicle.
The company has taken extra precaution in the past in the name of player safety. Nintendo even applies denatonium benzoate, a “non-toxic bittering agent” to its Nintendo Switch cartridges to prevent young children from putting cartridges in their mouths and potentially choking on them, the BBC reported last year.
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It doesn’t appear Nintendo games will be coming to Teslas anytime soon, but it wouldn’t be surprising if this tweet sparks other game publishers to reach out to Musk with licensing offers.