Get ready to play “Fortnite” on PlayStation 5 — in your car.
Sony and Honda are working with the iconic game’s makers on an electric vehicle, the “Afeela,” which will incorporate technology from Epic Games’ Unreal Engine.
- Sony Honda Mobility, the two companies’ joint venture, revealed the Afeela prototype at the CES conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
- Yasuhide Mizuno, CEO of SHM, said the company expects to take pre-orders in 2025 and ship the first cars to North American customers in spring 2026.
- The executive’s presentation showed screens on the back of each front seat, as well as one on the dashboard.
The vehicle will incorporate gaming into its entertainment system. Previous reports suggested that the Afeela would have a built-in PS5 — and one of the screens displayed in the presentation was “Horizon Forbidden West,” with “captured on PS5” visible on the screen.
Honda Revs Up
Honda will provide the automotive expertise for the Afeela at a time when it faces an uncertain future in racing.
The company currently partners with Red Bull on its Formula 1 vehicles, but the F1 champions will be bringing their construction and operations fully in-house by 2026. Honda has expressed interest in remaining part of the series after that date.