Just when we thought we had seen enough of Doom running on unconventional platforms, we have been proven wrong … again.
A month after a person converted a pregnancy test — yes, you read that right — into a gaming device for the original Doom, another enthusiast has now managed to run 2020’s Doom Eternal on a smart fridge.
Richard Mallard, an Instagram user, recently shared a video that shows him playing Doom Eternal on his Samsung smart refrigerator. The smart fridge comes with the Android OS that can use Microsoft’s cloud gaming service, xCloud, to run games like Doom Eternal.
The Instagram video shows Mallard running the FPS game on a vertical screen in the original aspect ratio. Now, gaming on a fridge might not be a long-term viable option, but it sure does give us a hint of the possibilities that come with cloud gaming.
Rather shockingly, xCloud games like Doom that can be played on any Android device, including a smart fridge, are not supported on iOS devices yet. This is because Apple has not allowed cloud gaming services like Microsoft’s xCloud and Google’s Stadia to release on the App Store.
However, there is still hope for Apple users who want to use the xCloud’s services. As reported by The Verge, Microsoft is working on a website that will bring the cloud gaming platform for iOS users in early 2021. In this way, the company plans to leverage the web to bypass the App Store.
Whether or not xCloud will ever make its way to the App Store, we don’t know. But, one thing that we do know is, before that happens, Doom Guy will debut on many more unusual devices.