Fallout Shelter coming to Tesla cars, Todd Howard announces

A build of Bethesda's hit mobile game, Fallout Shelter, is currently being developed for Tesla vehicles.


The E3 Coliseum panel with Todd Howard and Elon Musk offered a surprise announcement when the Director and Executive Producer of Bethesda revealed Fallout Shelter is coming to Tesla cars.

Fallout Shelter originally launched in June of 2015, and since then it’s made its way to a multitude of platforms including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, as well as mobile and PC. And now, Fallout Shelter is coming to the ultimate mobile device: Tesla vehicles.

Todd Howard dropped this announcement during the special live stream with Elon Musk and Geoff Keighly. There was little fanfare to be had and the moment was over faster than it started. But it seems as if players will be able to manage their end-of-days shelter from the comfort of their Tesla seats.

Elon was coy with stating whether or not you would be able to play it while the car was in motion. However, it’s no doubt responsible to keep your gaming sessions limited to when the vehicle is parked, that and it’s likely the legal option.

This isn’t the first game Tesla owners can play on their vehicle’s screen. The majority of the Atari line-up is available for play, which is apparently just the beginning.

While it has been known for a short while that Cuphead would be playable on the Tesla screen, a trailer was shown during the live stream of Studio MDHR’s brutally challenging platformer running on the vehicle. Players can get frustrated all over again as they fight through the hand-drawn world and listen to that sweet soundtrack.

It was certainly a unique experience having Todd Howard and Elon Musk together on stage. All manner of topics were discussed, from failures that led them to where they are, to the idea of living in a simulation, and even where gaming and AI are heading.

For the latest news out of E3 2019, you’re already in the right place. Be sure to check out the 2019 video game release date schedule so you can plan out your holidays for the rest of the year.

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    June 13, 2019 12:34 PM

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      June 13, 2019 1:20 PM

      What is this stupid shit?

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        June 13, 2019 1:32 PM

        What? Dont you guys have Teslas?

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          June 13, 2019 1:36 PM

          Hard crashes must suck

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            June 13, 2019 2:07 PM

            I logged in from mobile Chrome just so I could give this the [lol] it deserves.

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          June 13, 2019 1:39 PM

          Sure but I didn't think to myself "Man this car is great but I sure do miss playing Fallout Shelter when I'm in it!"

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          June 14, 2019 9:55 AM

          Clever girl

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        June 13, 2019 3:41 PM

        Fallout Shelter is made in Unity. Unity has been ported to Tesla cars (and, apparently, so has Unreal). Bethesda has been porting Fallout Shelter to basically anywhere that can run it since it costs them very little to do so and since it’s a F2P game with micro transactions there’s actually a chance it could make them money.

        That’s what this is.

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      June 13, 2019 1:39 PM

      This all feels so weird. Do people really sit in their cars to play games? Is this a selling point? Why are they wasting time making these things happen? At the very most they should integrate with the iOS and Android stuff because that’s where people already have apps but this shit just feels like hackathon kind of stuff that they’re actually shipping.

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      June 13, 2019 2:09 PM


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      June 14, 2019 2:48 PM

      Skyrim: Tesla Edition when?

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