I've written about Stardew Valley for years, joking that it would one day be released on things like the Samsung Smart Fridge. Leave it to Elon Musk to throw me a curveball and announce a Stardew Valley Tesla version.
No, this is not a KekRaptor. This is one-hundred percent real: you can now play Stardew Valley on your Tesla car according to this tweet from Elon Musk (which was retweeted by Stardew Valley's developer Concerned Ape, natch).
Tesla holiday software update has FSD sneak preview, Stardew Valley, Lost Backgammon & a few other things— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2019
This might seem surprising to those of you who aren't up-to-date with Tesla Motors, but they've released several games for their in-car computers before. They are, of course, simple games that you might expect to find in a web browser available, but they've also released beefier stuff like Cuphead.
What Else Was Announced Besides the Stardew Valley Tesla Version?
Aside from the Stardew Valley Tesla version, Elon Musk also announced something called "Lost Backgammon". As this update hasn't yet actually deployed — at least going by what's being said in the /r/TeslaMotors subreddit — people are speculating that this might be backgammon based on the hit television show Lost. The game was played on the show and mentioned several times, so this might actually be an accurate guess.
In addition to a "few other things", the holiday update will include a sneak preview of FSD, or "Full Self-Driving". This is the neat bit of software that lets your Tesla quite literally drive itself. What exactly this sneak preview is all about is also a subject of speculation, with some people on the /r/TeslaMotors submission about this tweet saying it's probably just a video and others stating that it might be a limited deployment of the necessary features.
In any case, Tesla Motors makes some pretty cool cars and you can now play Stardew Valley on them. You can get Stardew Valley for the PC at the stupidly cheap price of $8.99 or your regional equivalent on Steam as part of the Steam Winter Sale, DRM-free on GOG for $11.99, or at the Humble Store for its full price of $14.99. Console gamers can get it for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 and mobile gamers can get it for Android at the Play Store for $7.99 and iOS at iTunes for $4.99. And if you have a few bucks to throw around, I guess you could buy a Tesla Model Y for the low price of $48,000 and get the game that way.
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What do you think of the Stardew Valley Tesla version? Are you surprised to see ConcernedApe's farming RPG available to play in your car? Let us know in the comments below!