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Xbox Wants To Make An IRL Warthog With Elon Musk

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Xbox Wants To Make An IRL Warthog With Elon Musk

Ever wondered what it'd be like to drive a real Warthog, from the Halo series? It'd probably be terrifying. It's a genuine unit of a vehicle, weighing three tons and able to reach speeds of almost 80 miles per hour in spite of its size. And, it's no secret that the handling leaves something to be desired. It's a marvel of futuristic engineering to say the least, and Microsoft would love to build a real Warthog with the help of Elon Musk.

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Musk, the richest person on the planet, was discussing the state of Cyberpunk 2077 on his Twitter account, saying that he's enjoying the game and commented on the frequency of the updates that CD Projekt Red are rolling out. He's an enthusiastic gamer, and Tesla's Plaid Model S is able to play The Witcher 3, Cuphead, Stardew Valley, Fallout Shelter and more through the Tesla Arcade. Gaming while driving is definitely not advisable, so the games are more for the passengers in your car, like a natural evolution of those DVD players attachable to seats' headrests. The only bump in the road I envision is the moment when the kids in the back get stuck on a level or a boss battle and start screaming how it just isn't fair, the game is broken, and are we there yet.

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Halo is the only series that Musk has played on a console (expectedly, he's a PC person). Xbox general manager of marketing Aaron Greenberg caught onto the throwaway comment, and leaped like a leopard onto a warthog in the savanna. "Sure feels like a Tesla x Halo collab needs to happen at some point!?" said Greenberg, before adding "this would be a dream collab for me and many fans I know." As Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, he's a natural choice for the possible project. Nevertheless, this is also the person who made the Cybertruck, a sustainable vehicle boasting highly durable glass windows that shattered when a metal ball was thrown at them in its reveal. So. Let's hold our horses for now.

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Not to rain on their parade, but in 2018, building a real Warthog had already been achieved by a Halo megafan. Bryant Havercamp worked on his project for five years using a model from the games, and beginning with a 1984 Chevy K10 and constructing the frame and roll cage around the original vehicle. Havercamp confirmed that the Warthog is able to reach a top speed of 85 miles per hour with its fully rebuilt 1984 Chevy 350 engine, and it cost approximately $11,000 to create the vehicle from scratch. This is a mite bit more impressive than Microsoft's own Warthog, commissioned in order to promote Halo 4. Their one did have a mounted gun though.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Joe Rogan, Turn 10 Studios, Playground Games

Topics: Halo, News

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