Tesla cars just got a little bit faster, as the electric car company has a new partnership with Sega to bring the Blue Blur himself to its line of vehicles. Sega and Tesla announced that 1991’s Sonic the Hedgehog is coming to Tesla’s in-car gaming system.
To play games on the Tesla in-car screen, owners just need to plug in a USB controller. Just don’t try to play while you’re driving. Sonic the Hedgehog joins Tesla’s growing lineup of games, which includes Cuphead, and The Witcher 3 on the new Tesla Model X and Model S cars.
Sonic the Hedgehog was originally released for the Sega Genesis in June 1991. Sonic was designed as a competitor for Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros., and the game was known for high-speed gameplay and Sonic’s too-cool-for-school attitude.
The original game has been released on most platforms under the sun, from modern gaming consoles, to iPod Nano, to iOS and Android, and now, Tesla cars.
Last week was a big one for Sonic. At The Game Awards, we got our first look at the Sonic the Hedgehog movie sequel, including a glimpse at Idris Elba’s Knuckles. And, Sega also showed off an early look at Sonic Frontiers, which is evolving the series’ gameplay into an “open-zone” adventure.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.