Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, available on almost every device and platform with over 91 million monthly players.
You may one day be able to add one more compatible device to that list, your Tesla.
On Sunday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested that Minecraft may one day come to your Tesla, along with possibly some other games in a multi-player augmented reality world that you can interact with while driving.
Anyone think they can get a good multiplayer Minecraft working on Teslas? Or maybe create a game that interacts virtually with reality like Pokémon Go while driving safely? Like a complex version of Pac-man or Mario Kart?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2020
What Musk is suggesting here for the first time is a game that you can interact with by driving your Tesla in a certain direction, or down a certain road. He does put the most important qualifier in there – “while driving safely”, because nothing screams lawsuit like crashing your Tesla while trying to capture Pikachu (hey, I’ve never played Pokemon).
While many of the responses to the idea were negative, suggesting there were too many safety issues with trying to play a game while driving, who wouldn’t like to drive down the highway collecting Mario Kart question mark boxes to collect red shells to throw at cars driving in the passing lane?