BMW 5 Series launched with AirConsole gaming platform

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BMW Group is giving a big endorsement to playing video games in your car as it launches its AirConsole gaming platform on its BMW 5 Series vehicles.

BMW car said that this partnership will bring a unique type of in-car game to the new BMW 5 Series for the first time. Sadly, but perhaps best, you play when the car is not moving.

For example, it allows the driver and passenger to play so-called casual games while the car is stationary as a way to pass the time while waiting for the car to charge. (Just tested some electric cars, so it can be said that charging is a bit long).

In addition to the new BMW 5 Series, the AirConsole app will be offered on other BMW vehicles. A BMW i5 with a bold gaming look has been designed by BMW Group Design. The company says this paint color makes the BMW 5 Series the ultimate gaming station not only technically but also visually.


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Easy to use with smartphone as controller

You can play casual mobile games on the curved BMW screen when the car is not moving.

For an in-car gaming experience, players only need a smartphone that acts as a controller and a BMW Curved Monitor.

After starting the AirConsole app in the vehicle, the connection between the smartphone and the vehicle is established intuitively by scanning the QR code on the Curved Display. After that, players can start playing right away.

The AirConsole app supports simultaneous multiplayer. Rear passengers can also join the fun in the car when stopped. In general, it is possible to play alone or with all the people in the car together or in competitive mode.

With AirConsole, players can play casual games. These are games that are easy to pick up and play and the controls are intuitive. The selection available for the launch of the new BMW 5 Series sedan includes racing, sports, quiz and music games as well as simulation, strategy, jump and run and puzzle games. .

About 15 titles are available to play from the start including Go Kart Go, Golazo, Music Guess and Overooked. The list of available games will be continuously expanded.

BMW i5 with unique gaming look

Rear seat occupants can also join the fun in the BMW 5 series.

To celebrate the launch of the in-car game, the BMW Group presents the BMW i5 with a unique gaming skin. Its design symbolizes diving into the gaming experience down to the individual pixels.

The large pixels are clearly recognizable as an homage to the iconic 8-bit era of computer gaming. Color palettes inspired by the various games available on the AirConsole platform.

The elements of a video game controller surround the i5 and so choose a unique solution for playing games in cars with AirConsole, where the smartphone becomes the controller and sets all the play options. game at the player’s fingertips. I recently toured the Santa Monica, California studio where BMW designs many of its cars and other products.

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