Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Model S Plaid playing Cyberpunk 2077 - Roadshow
At the livestreamed delivery event for the new Tesla Model S Plaid, Elon Musk showed off the refreshed electric sedan playing CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 video game on the car’s redesigned infotainment system. Due to the dark settings it was difficult to see the person actually playing the game, but the camera zoomed in through the Model S’ hatchback to show off the screen, which sure did seem to be playing the game.
This comes after Musk followed up January’s surprise Tesla Model S refresh reveal with a bold claim that it can run CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. An image in Musk’s tweet showed a dashboard display-screen featuring The Witcher 3, a 2015 game from the same developer, but Cyberpunk had just come out.
Console versions of Cyberpunk were beset with performance issues and bugs, even on the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X, leading CD Projekt’s co-founder to acknowledge the problems in an apology video. Honestly, in the Tesla livestream it seemed like the game runs better in the car than it even does on the next-gen consoles.
It can play Cyberpunk— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2021
The Model S’s center screen has 10 teraflops of processing power, which Game Awards host Geoff Keighley noted was comparable to the PS5 and considerably more than the 4 teraflops in the Xbox Series S (Microsoft’s higher end Series X has 12 teraflops). Tesla themselves say the Model S’ system has “PS5-level performance,” and Musk says no car has had computer technology that’s this state-of-the-art.
During the livestream, Musk says the Model S’ system can run games at 60 fps, and he previously also said the Model S screen has “more storage now & easily upgradable.”
Neither Tesla nor Cyberpunk developer CD Projekt Red immediately responded to requests for comment.