Elon Musk says the bizarre-looking new Cybertruck from Tesla was 'inspired by games like Halo' - here's how they compare

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Tesla's new Cybertruck. You're forgiven for thinking the image above is little more than a concept shot, but that's not the case - the polygonal, angular truck above is the actual new vehicle scheduled to go into production in 2021.

Tesla's got a crazy new vehicle that looks nothing like anything the company has made before, and it's even got a crazy new name: "Cybertruck."

Thus far, the Cybertruck's distinct look has been its most polarizing feature.Advertisement

Some folks love it, some folks hate it. It's even become a meme, with hilarious people all over the internet highlighting how much the angular truck looks like something ripped from a video game:

That last bit was by design, apparently. 

"Cybertruck is inspired by games like 'Halo,'" Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently tweeted. "Warthog irl!!"
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The Warthog is the iconic vehicle from the first-person shooter game series "Halo," which is owned by Microsoft, and it bears a striking resemblance to the Cybertruck.

Here's the Warthog:Advertisement

Halo: Combat Evolved (Warthog)

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And here's the Cybertruck:

Nov 21, 2019;  Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A; Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the Cybertruck at the TeslaDesign Studio in Hawthorne, Calif.  Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

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Pay no attention to the two smashed windows.

See the similarity? Even if you don't, Musk clearly did - no doubt a testament to his love of video games.Advertisement

He even took a moment to respond to infamous YouTube star Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg - who previously hosted Musk on his YouTube channel - when Kjellberg asked about "attachments."

In this case, the "attachments" are a reference to the mounted Gatling gun on the back of the Warthog.

Musk told Kjellberg that the Cybertruck will "have some sick attachments," but we're guessing he's speaking more to the truck's ability to convert into a form of a camper rather than mounting a gun turret in the truck bed. Advertisement

Here's hoping that Tesla doesn't add a Cybertruck mount for that Boring Company flamethrower!

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