We first found out that Todd Howard and Elon Musk would be having a conversation during Day 3 of the E3 Coliseum 2019 through Geoff Keighley last Monday, as you can see below.
The conversation between the game developer and the technology tycoon has just happened, and you can see it on YouTube.
During the conversation, Todd Howard announced that Bethesda Game Studios is porting its free-to-play base-building and management game Fallout Shelter (Our Review), which first released on mobile devices back in 2015, to Tesla's electric car system. The announcement comes in the wake of a tweet posted by Elon Musk in August last year, where he encouraged game developers to apply to Tesla to make "super fun games that integrate the center touch screen, phone and car."
If you’re into video game development, consider applying to Tesla. We want to make super fun games that integrate the center touch screen, phone & car irl.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 1, 2018
It looks like Todd Howard and Bethesda's upper management took the encouragement to heart and approached Musk directly so that today's conversation took place to consolidate their business relationship. Last year we also reported that Musk tried to get a version of Mario Kart for Tesla cars, though unsuccessfully. Musk also reportedly intends to bring Atari classics such as Pole Position, Tempest, and Missile Command to Tesla cars. According to another report from The Verge, Tesla already managed to get Cuphead running on Tesla cars, and it will be released this Summer.
During the conversation at the E3 Coliseum 2019, moderated by Geoff Keighley, Todd Howard admitted to owning a Tesla car (and to acquiring the model with "ultra settings"), whereas Musk talked about his lifelong passion for video games. They even joked that we might see a port of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim running on Tesla cars, as a variation of the now proverbial joke that Bethesda will port Skyrim to everything, even Amazon's Alexa.
So if you're a fan of Fallout Shelter and you own a Tesla, you might soon be able to play the game while you let the car go on autopilot.
What do you think of the announcement? Are we getting Skyrim on Tesla cars too, or is the joke played out? Let us know in the comments below!