Elon Musk unveiled the new Tesla Cybertruck earlier today and it looks a lot like something which would not be out of place in CD Projekt Red's upcoming futuristic RPG Cyberpunk 2077. The game, which has recently been rumored to have a possible Nintendo Switch port, has received a ton of attention lately, not just because current internet icon Keanu Reeves is set to star in it but also because the title is being developed by the same team which brought players The Witcher 3, arguably one of the best RPG experiences currently available.
Tesla, SpaceX, and PayPal founder Elon Musk has long had a fascination with video games, probably lasting throughout the majority of his life but most recently coming to light with his want to get multiple video games playable in Tesla cars. Musk hasn't just stayed on the outside of the games industry either, as Gearbox Software's CEO Randy Pitchford has previously stated he would love to get Elon Musk flamethrowers in Borderlands.
Now, Musk has unveiled Cybertruck, the latest line of Tesla vehicles. As reported by Cnet, Cybertruck is nearly equal to such classic pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 in length, width, and height, although it looks and acts much, much differently. According to Musk, the Cybertruck can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds, while also being about to fit and charge a separate ATV inside the truck's adjustable, normally-enclosed bed.
Additionally, the Cybertruck can reportedly tow up to 14,000 pounds and offers and 35-degree approach angle with up to 16 inches of ground clearance. In a video which was displayed during Cybertruck's unveiling, the electric vehicle reportedly out-pulled a F-150 in a tug of war contest, and Musk also claims the truck can withstand "certain types" of small arms fire, although that particular feature was not demonstrated on stage.
As with most things developed by Elon Musk these days, it's hard to know whether or not he's serious. The man has famously started entirely new business models based on nothing more than a single tweet, whether it's a Boring Company dedicated to creating a massive underground tunnel or a truck unveiled with a name which suggests the inventor is very, very hyped for CD Projekt Red's next game. Luckily, it may not be too late in the development cycle of Cyberpunk 2077 for the game to add in Cybertruck as some sort of additional promotional content, should they choose to do so. After all, Musk is undeniably practically begging for it with that font choice.