If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Casual games will be playable on a BMW next year

For "every waiting situation".

You'll soon be able to play games in a BMW car using your phone.

BMW Group has partnered with AirConsole to offer casual gaming in its vehicles in 2023.

The games are run directly on the vehicle entertainment system on its curved display and are controlled using smartphones connected by scanning a QR code.

Eurogamer Newscast: Are CD Projekt's Cyberpunk and Witcher plans too ambitious?

AirConsole has a library of over 180 casual games and connects to PCs as well as Android, Google and Amazon Fire TVs.

Presumably games won't be playable while vehicles are in motion.

"With AirConsole we will leverage innovative technologies combined with a broad variety of fun and multiplayer games. This will make every waiting situation inside the vehicle, such as charging, an enjoyable moment," said Stephan Durach - senior vice president BMW Group Connected Company Development.

Anthony Cliquot, CEO of AirConsole developer N-Dream, added: "We are extremely proud to spearhead gaming inside vehicles 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 will change the way people get entertained in their vehicles."

So if you want to play some sort of Mario Kart clone using your phone while in a car, soon you'll be able to. Just not while driving.

inside shot of a BMW car at night with a game running
Do not play and drive.

Become a Eurogamer subscriber and get your first month for £1

Get your first month for £1 (normally £3.99) when you buy a Standard Eurogamer subscription. Enjoy ad-free browsing, merch discounts, our monthly letter from the editor, and show your support with a supporter-exclusive comment flair!

Tagged With

About the Author

Ed Nightingale avatar

Ed Nightingale

News reporter

Ed is Reporter at Eurogamer, with an interest in streaming, people and communities, and giving a voice to marginalised people.


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Explore our store
Eurogamer.net Merch