The electric yacht and autonomous pod from Polestar's recent design contest will also feature.
Last year, a heavily modified Polestar 1 graced the cover of 'Need for Speed: Heat', marking the Swedish automaker's first appearance in a major video game franchise since becoming a standalone brand specializing in high-performance luxury EVs.
After the Polestar 2, the company's next EV will take the form of a four-door sedan inspired by the Polestar Precept concept that will take on the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. We'll have to wait and see if the production model features in a future Need for Speed game on next-generation consoles, but before then Polestar has announced the Precept will star in a new futuristic video game as part of a collaboration with French luxury fashion house Balenciaga.
Set in the year 2031, the free-to-play game 'Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow' is designed to showcase the fashion company's new fall collection. The team approached Polestar to add cars to the virtual streets in the game to "help add depth to the virtual environment by placing Polestar cars on the streets in the game."
With its slick futuristic design, the Precept certainly doesn't look out of place in a world set in 2031. As well as the Precept concept, the game will feature futuristic vehicles designed by the community for the Polestar Design Contest including an electric yacht and the winning autonomous pod design. As you've probably guessed by now, you won't be able to drive any of these vehicles in the game, sadly.
"At Polestar, our aim is to be a leader in the shift to sustainable mobility, as we design towards zero. When Balenciaga reached out and explained the Afterworld project, inspired by the slow return to a healthier balance of nature and industry, we felt it was a perfect match for us," said Maximilian Missoni, Head of Design at Polestar.
In real-life, the production version of the Precept is expected to be heavily inspired by the stunning concept and feature an eco-friendly interior with sustainable materials. Performance and range details are still unknown, however. The Polestar 2 utilizes a dual-motor setup producing a combined 402 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque and is targeting a range of 310 miles. Polestar will need to up its game if it wants to lure people away from the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan, and Lucid Air.