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BMW partners with AirConsole to bring casual games to its vehicles in 2023

The automaker will start offering games that will be playable in its line of vehicles from 2023.

In an interesting announcement, it was revealed that car manufacturer BMW Group has teamed up with the AirConsole cloud-based gaming platform developed by N-Dream. With this, BMW will offer playable games in its vehicles from 2023.

According to reports from outlets like Eurogamer, these games will be playable directly on the vehicle’s curved screen entertainment system and can be played through the use of smartphones connected via a QR code. That being said, it’s worth noting that not all BMW models offer this curved screen, meaning it will only be compatible with newer models using BMW’s iDrive 8.

The interior of a BMW vehicle showing its entertainment system using iDrive 8.
AirConsole casual games will be playable in BMW vehicles with iDrive8.

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Speaking to the news, Stephan Durach, senior vice president of connected company development at BMW Group, mentions that with AirConsole technology, the company will be able to offer a wide variety of games, including multiplayer titles. in his vehicles.

“With AirConsole, we will leverage innovative technologies combined with a wide variety of fun and multiplayer games. This will make every waiting situation inside the vehicle, such as charging, a pleasant one,” said Stephan Durach.

N-Dream developer and AirConsole CEO Anthony Cliquot added to this by stating that the partnership will change the way people are entertained in their vehicles.

“We are extremely proud to be spearheading in-vehicle play with BMW and are excited to create new games for in-car entertainment. Our ingenious architecture coupled with the ease of access of our platform -shape will change the way people have fun in their vehicles,” remarked Antoine Cliquot.

AirConsole screenshot showing how to play games with smartphone integration.
Games playable in BMW vehicles will include smartphone integration.

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Currently, AirConsole offers over 180 games from different platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC via Steam. That said, BMW has yet to reveal how many games will be available in its vehicles, as well as specific titles.

For more vehicle and technology insights, be sure to read some of our previous coverage, including how General Motors is launching its own energy storage service called GM Energy, and how the production of tractor-trailers from Tesla started with Pepsi to begin receiving deliveries in December.

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