Elon Musk
Elon Musk is looking to hire video game developers. Reuters/Joe Skipper

Elon Musk is considering bringing video games to Tesla cars. The business magnate is now encouraging developers to join his team, so they can work on making games for the infotainment system of Tesla vehicles.

On Wednesday, Musk seemingly surprised everyone when he took to Twitter to announce that they are hiring video game developers. The famous engineer specified that he is looking for people who can make “super fun games” and those who have good samples of previous work.

“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,” Musk tweeted. “Please send examples of prior work when applying. Looking for max playability & creativity.”

When one Twitter user asked if Musk is considering making a “Pokémon GO”-inspired game for Tesla cars, he said that he’s thinking of something similar but with “more of an adults in cars anime vibe.”

Of course, the idea of playing games while driving is quite alarming. However, Musk is not kidding on this one. In fact, he has already announced that at least three Atari games are arriving with the upcoming Tesla V9.0 update.

Musk also disclosed that one of the upcoming games is Pole Position. For this entry, gameplay will be “linked to the actual car steering wheel.” The SpaceX CEO clarified that this will only work when the car is stationary. The other two games could be Tempest and Missile Command, according to Eurogamer. Musk didn’t confirm if they, too, will only work when the car is not running,.

After announcing that they are currently looking for developers, Musk’s tweet received responses from some studios who are interested in building games for Tesla cars. Jackbox Games and PlayerUnknown are two of the companies who pitched ideas for Musk’s company.

Whether or not Musk’s vision to integrate custom-built games with its Teslas will come to fruition remains to be seen. What’s certain for now is that three Atari gamers are arriving later this month with the new system update. The response to their presence in the platform would surely help Musk and his team decide if they should move forward with more ambitious gaming goals for Tesla vehicles.