Much to the surprise of the gaming community and KFC customers, the popular fried chicken brand unveiled a gaming console. It’s called the KFConsole, and is a VR-ready high-end gaming PC, which comes with a built-in chicken warmer.
Earlier this year in June, KFC released a trailer for the KFConsole, which was received by the gaming community as a lighthearted joke after the much-awaited PlayStation 5 launch.
But on December 22nd a Twitter announcement confirmed the fact that KFC was actually stepping into the gaming industry. KFC has teamed up with Cooler Master (a computer hardware company) and launched a gaming console capable of 4K and 240FPS. As of yet. the joint press release has not mentioned a price or release date.
“Moving forward from our initial teaser campaign earlier this year, we’re so pleased to finally give the fans exactly what they wanted; making the KFConsole a reality,” said KFC PR boss Mark Cheevers. “We all know the console war is vicious, but we’re very confident in the KFConsole as our flagship entry. This machine is capable of running games at top-level specs, all on top of keeping your meal warm for you to enjoy during your gaming experience… what’s not to like? If Sony or Microsoft want any tips on how to engineer a chicken chamber for their efforts next time, they’d be welcome to get in touch.”
The specifics of the console are as such, it has an Intel Nuc 9 CPU, Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD, and speculations have added that it may also have an Nvidia (pronounced in-vid-ia) GPU. Cooler Master also added that the KFConsole has “a first of its kind hot swappable GPU slot” for easy upgrades.