KFC has launched a games console with a built-in chicken warmer
Who needs PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X?
We have officially entered the next generation of video game consoles, with both Microsoft's and Sony's new machines hitting the shelves in 2020. But a new player has just entered the game: KFC.
Yes, the fast-food giant has announced they are releasing a games machine, rather wonderfully titled the KFConsole.
So what makes the KFConsole stand out in this already-competitive field? Well, KFC's machine is the only console that we know of that comes with a built-in chamber to keep your fried chicken warm while you play.
And the machine's specs seem pretty impressive as well. Manufactured by PC specialists Cooler Engine, it runs in 4k and at up to 240fps, and is powered by a Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element. Most interestingly, it has a first-of-its-kind hot-swappable GPU slot, which in theory means it can be upgraded and stay up to date with future generations of consoles.
Also, it looks like a KFC bucket, which is cool.
The KFC Gaming Twitter account revealed the launch trailer on Tuesday.
— KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) December 22, 2020
"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."
This isn't KFC's first entry into gaming by any means - in 2019 they announced a dating sim where you have to woo a sexy anime version of Colonel Sanders.