The BMW Group has joined forces with AirConsole, a popular gaming platform, to revolutionize in-car entertainment with an innovative gaming experience in the all-new BMW 5 Series. This groundbreaking feature allows both drivers and passengers to enjoy casual games while the vehicle is stationary, providing an entertaining pastime during moments such as waiting for the car to charge.
Expanding beyond the new BMW 5 Series, the AirConsole app will gradually become available in other BMW models. To mark the launch of the new BMW 5 Series, an exclusive BMW i5 with a distinctive gaming-themed design, meticulously crafted by BMW Group Design, has been unveiled. This visually captivating livery transforms the BMW 5 Series saloon into the ultimate gaming station, enhancing the gaming experience both technically and aesthetically.
Simplified Gaming Experience with Smartphone Controllers:
Utilizing smartphones as controllers, the in-car gaming experience is effortless. Players simply need to access the AirConsole app on their smartphones and connect to the BMW Curved Display.
This intuitive connection is established by scanning a QR code displayed on the Curved Display. Once connected, players can dive straight into the gaming action. The AirConsole app supports multiplayer functionality, enabling both rear passengers and occupants to partake in the gaming fun during stops. Whether playing alone, together, or in competition mode, the possibilities are endless.
Enjoying a Selection of Casual Games:
AirConsole offers an array of casual games designed to be easily accessible, intuitive to control, and enjoyable for all players. The initial game selection for the market introduction of the new BMW 5 Series saloon encompasses a range of genres, including racing, sports, quizzes, music quizzes, simulations, strategies, jump-and-run, and puzzles.
Players can choose from around 15 exciting titles, such as “Go Kart Go,” “Golazo,” “Music Guess,” and “Overcooked.” Furthermore, the game library will continually expand, ensuring a diverse and engaging gaming experience.
BMW i5 Showcasing Gaming-themed Design:
In celebration of the in-car gaming launch, the BMW Group presented a specially wrapped BMW i5 with a distinctive gaming-inspired design. The design concept pays homage to the nostalgic 8-bit era of computer games, with prominent large pixels reminiscent of iconic gaming graphics. Drawing inspiration from the diverse games available on the AirConsole platform, the color scheme mirrors their vibrant and dynamic nature.
Furthermore, the i5 wrap incorporates elements of video game controllers, highlighting the unique in-car gaming solution provided by AirConsole, where the smartphone seamlessly transforms into a controller, granting players easy access to a multitude of gameplay options.
By joining forces with AirConsole, BMW Group pioneers the integration of in-car gaming, offering a remarkable blend of entertainment and technology for an enhanced driving experience. The collaboration not only allows occupants of the new BMW 5 Series to enjoy their time while the vehicle is stationary but also opens up new possibilities for future BMW models, promising an exciting journey for gaming enthusiasts on the road.