- KFC announced on Tuesday the creation of a new game console, KFConsole, which has a built-in “chicken chamber” to keep food warm while users play.
- The bucket-shaped console has a cooling system that transfers the heat from the components to the chicken chamber, keeping the hardware cool and the chicken warm.
- The chicken chain partnered with Cooler Master, Intel, Asus and Seagate to create KFConsole.
- “If Sony or Microsoft wants any tips on how to design a chicken chamber for their efforts next time, they are welcome to get in touch,” said Mark Cheevers, PR and social media leader at KFC UK & Ireland .
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Fast food chain KFC has created a new, state-of-the-art gaming console that comes with a built-in “chicken chamber” to keep you warm while you play.
KFC teamed up with CoolerMaster to create “KFConsole”, the chicken chain said in a statement on Tuesday. It is essentially a high-end gaming PC with components manufactured by Intel, Asus and Seagate.
It’s a powerful machine: KFC claims it can run 4K resolution games at 240 frames per second – more than the PlayStation 5 or Xbox One can handle. It can also run virtual reality games, said KFC.
The bucket-shaped console has a cooling system that transfers the heat produced by the components to the chicken chamber, helping to keep the hardware cool and the chicken that licks your fingers warm.
“The Bargain Bucket-shaped machine features the world’s first built chicken chamber, which is equipped to keep its contents warm, ready for consumption during intense gaming sessions” KFC said.
Cooler Master did not immediately respond to the Business Insider’s request for comment. An Intel spokesman said he had nothing more to share at this stage, other than the details on the Cooler Master website.
The cost and release date of KFConsole have not yet been announced.
The console has smooth gameplay with a frame rate of 240 frames per second, 4K screen compatibility and can run virtual reality games, according to the Cooler Master website.
It also includes an Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element and two 1TB Seagate BarraCuda SSD drives for storage, Cooler Master said.
—KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) December 22, 2020
“This machine is capable of playing games with high-level specifications, as well as keeping your meal warm so you can enjoy it during your gaming experience … what’s not to like?” said Mark Cheevers, PR and social media leader for KFC UK & Ireland, in the statement.
“If Sony or Microsoft wants any tips on how to design a chicken chamber for their efforts next time, they are welcome to contact you,” he said.
Stephen James, global public relations manager and influencer for Cooler Master, said in the press release: “When we were approached by KFC Gaming to make KFConsole, we took the chance to get involved and enter the console war.”
“KFConsole was tailor-made with the player in mind. The last thing we want is for someone to go hungry while playing!” he added.
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A used Twitter responded to KFC’s tweet asking how Cyberpunk, which has sold more than 13 million copies, will run on the console. KFC replied, “It works better than any console.”
This is not the only mind-blowing invention that KFC has come up with in recent years.
In February, the food chain collaborated with Crocs to create shoes painted with fried chicken and a chicken-flavored pendant. The shoes sold out half an hour after the July launch.
KFC announced the launch of its 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog in December 2018 – basically a log that smells of fried chicken.