Nintendo blue-shelled Elon Musk.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk apparently tried (unsuccessfully) to work with Nintendo on an in-car version of Mario Kart.
On Twitter earlier today, Musk was asked about the potential of making certain games playable in Teslas. Specifically, someone asked about Mario Kart.
“How about a version of Mario Kart where you can play against random people who are also charging their car at the moment?” asked @rocketisfine.
“We tried,” replied Musk. “Nintendo won’t license it to us.”
Mario Kart isn’t the only game people want to play in their Teslas, either. Another Twitter user asked about the possibility of putting Steam in Teslas. It doesn’t sound like Tesla has looked into that yet, but Musk responded, “That would be cool.”
The idea of playing video games in a Tesla isn’t as far-fetched as it may seem. In August, Musk announced that some classic Atari games would be made playable in Teslas. He delivered on that promise in October, and readers can watch IGN play games like Missile Command and Centipede in a Tesla.
Nick Santangelo is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. He loves video games and sports, but not sports video games. Follow him on Twitter.