This is not a drill and no, it isn’t the first of April. Fried chicken giant KFC has announced the KFConsole, a gaming console with an unusual feature. Read on for the unbelievable details here.
2020 has been a year of unbelievable, sometimes hard-to-stomach events. I would say that this gaming-food crossover falls neatly into that category. The fast-food company announced the KFConsole in June this year, with a trailer on Twitter. Although, people understandably assumed it was a silly joke, following the announcement of the PS5.
As yet, there are no further details regarding price or a release date, but we do know that KFC have teamed up with Cooler Master on this creation. The bargain bucket shaped console features a cooling system that extracts heat from the chicken chamber, ensuring the hardware stays cool but the food stays box fresh and warm. The console purportedly can run the latest games using a high-end Intel CPU, swappable mini-GPU, and Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD. The aim is to unleash this gaming PC-cum-deli warmer as a real competitor with the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles. Generously, KFC PR boss Mark Cheevers has offered Microsoft and Sony tips on how to engineer their very own chicken chamber for their next consoles. Somehow I think that offer may go untouched.
The lack of release date, price and further specs does rouse some suspicion. But it’s kind of difficult to determine fact from fiction these days. The KFConsole does have its own website though, making this whole thing slightly more convincing.