Do you get bored in your truck sometimes? Well, the Ford F-150 Lightning is working on the perfect solution. You can actually play video games in the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning on the massive infotainment screen.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning might have onboard video games
It looks like the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning might be taking features from the Tesla notebook by adding video games. Vehicles have been developing innovative tech and becoming more fun. For example, you can replace the normal-sounding horn in Tesla models with fart noises.
But when do features cross the line between fun and distracting? Ford will not allow access to video games while the truck is in motion after the dangerous Tesla debacle. The goal is to pass the time and provide some entertainment.
Allegedly, Tesla released an over-the-air software update that allowed drivers to play video games while driving instead of only while parked. Hopefully, the F-150 Lightning will avoid making a similar mistake.
How do F-150 Lightning games work?
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning video games are pre-loaded to the system. You can access them with the gigantic 15.5-inch vertical infotainment screen. So far, the rotary dial might be the only physical control.
Based on images and videos, there is a game where you control a vehicle that looks like a Ford Mustang Mach-E in traffic. You collect coins with the vehicle as you weave through four lanes of highway traffic filled with other Ford vehicles.
The steering and maneuvering are controlled with the large volume knob, so it’s pretty straightforward. Like other options in the Ford game library, this one seems simple enough for kids to enjoy with Frogger vibes.
But this invites kids to the front row. By law, in some states, children must be at least five years old and weigh over 40 pounds to sit in the front seat. Also, it’s recommended that kids sit in the back until they turn 12 or 13.
Plus, the graphics and pretty lights could attract kids to the infotainment system, inviting them to press all sorts of buttons.
On the other hand, this could be a hit for adult gamers. But according to MotorTrend, the system seems archaic compared to the Tesla Arcade. Tesla provides similar graphics to the PS5 with big game titles such as CupHead.
How do you access games in the F-150 Lightning?
We’re still waiting to learn more about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning’s options. The larger 15.5-inch infotainment screen is available with the Lariat and Platinum trims. It’s unclear if the smaller screen.
It’s possible that the games could be part of an entertainment or tech package. It could be bundled with other high-tech features. But with all the outlets found around the F-150 Lighting, you can probably plug in your own gaming system and TV.
Heck, the Lightning can run your campsite, worksite, home, and more. This truck is bringing a lot of power to the table. The F-150 Lightning launches in less than a week on April 26.
So, we will probably learn more about it soon. It’s finally time for buyers and critics to get behind the wheel and learn all about it.