Tesla homeowners, you may need gotten excruciatingly near attending to play Mario Kart inside your electrical automobiles, in keeping with Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk.
When requested by a fan on Twitter about whether or not Tesla may combine a model of Mario Kart into its dashboard tablets for drivers to play whereas charging their autos, Musk simply replied, “We tried. Nintendo gained’t license it to us.”
We tried. Nintendo gained’t license it to us.November 29, 2018
It’s inconceivable to understand how early in discussions Nintendo spiked (get it?) the thought, however both method, we received as near getting Mario Kart in Tesla automobiles because it took for the corporate to refuse, in keeping with Musk.
Whereas Nintendo has been beforehand reasonably chummy with automobile producers – far sufficient to incorporate literal Mercedes-Benz-inspired karts within the newest Mario Kart sport – the corporate has protected using the Mario Kart model in any other case, typically with litigation.
Earlier this yr, Nintendo put the kibosh on a real-life Mario Kart attraction – utilizing actual go-karts on Tokyo metropolis streets – in Japan. In the meantime, the corporate has licensed its Mario Kart model to Mattel for a line of Sizzling Wheels toys adorned with the characters.
“We have now nothing to announce on this matter,” Nintendo of America tells us in an e mail assertion.
So, solely Nintendo, and probably Tesla, is aware of why the licensing try by no means received anyplace.
Until Nintendo comes round, Tesla homeowners, you’re caught with both bringing your Nintendo Switch alongside for the experience or holding out till the Mario Kart Tour cellular sport in improvement debuts subsequent yr.