Obviously, enterprising hardware hackers are already going ham on the recently released consoles. So, we are pleased present to you, as relayed in the video above, the music from E1M1 of Doom (opens in new tab), the legendary track At Doom's Gate, played by the DualSense haptics of a Playstation 5 controller.
Enterprising YouTuber Menneth (opens in new tab), who made and recorded the video, put the controller on a cardboard box for a bit of transductive amplification. The idea for the video apparently came about from a conversation on the Steam Controller Discord, where when one user learned (opens in new tab) that the DualSense controller's haptics were audio-based, they wondered (opens in new tab) as all right-thinking people should: "Can it play Doom?"
It's something of a tradition around these parts, you might say, to get Doom or the semblance of Doom running on literally anything you can. Like, for example, a smart toaster or a pregnancy test (opens in new tab) or some Minecraft sheep (opens in new tab) or 100 pounds of moldy potatoes. (opens in new tab)
Of course, hacking a controller to play old MUS-format tracks isn't a good enough reason to purchase a $400 gaming console that won't play games at 1440p (opens in new tab). (Though it is an entertaining one.) To that end, we've reviewed the PlayStation 5 (opens in new tab) and Xbox Series X (opens in new tab) from the perspective of a PC Gamer. For those otherwise uninterested, we did also break down the features from next gen consoles that are coming to PC (opens in new tab) in one form or another.