The Wall Street Journal has published an excerpt from Elon Musk’s upcoming biography by Walter Isaacson.
It includes an anecdote where Musk played “Elden Ring” until 5:30 a.m. after deciding to buy Twitter.
This was after Grimes left him at the hotel instead of meeting his parents because he was “in stress mode”.
Elon Musk stayed up all night playing video games after pledging to buy Twitter last year, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The anecdote was told by Grimes, Musk’s musician and occasional girlfriend, to Walter Isaacson for his upcoming biography of the world’s richest person – an excerpt of which was published by the Journal.
As Musk pondered whether or not to make an offer to acquire Twitter last April, he flew to Vancouver to meet with Grimes to introduce himself and their son, X Æ A-Xii, to his parents, according to Isaacson’s excerpt. But since Musk was “in stress mode,” Grimes decided to leave him at the hotel.
The billionaire then texted Twitter’s chairman of the board to let him know of his official decision to buy the social media company, according to the WSJ. And after that, Musk started playing “Elden Ring” on a laptop he brought to the hotel.
“Instead of sleeping, he played until 5:30 a.m.,” Grimes told Isaacson.
“Elden Ring” is a fantastic role-playing game known for being particularly difficult, with an extensive combat system. Some of the world-building was written by George RR Martin, the author of “Game of Thrones”. And Musk spent much of his time in an area of the game called Caelid, a desolate wasteland with bright red skies, Isaacson wrote.
Moments after finishing his gaming session, Musk tweeted: “I made an offer“.
About a month after the Vancouver episode, Musk tweeted a photo of his “Elden Ring” character setup. It showed he was an impressive level 121, but users criticized decisions like equipping two shields.
But even though he runs multiple businesses, Musk has found time to play games. Isaacson also writes that Shivon Zilis, the Neuralink executive with whom Musk has twins, noticed he had “the itch of a video game addict who triumphed but couldn’t log off.”
X did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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