KFC is developing the KFConsole, a gaming system shaped like a bucket of chicken. The KFConsole will include a patented, built-in “Chicken Chamber” to heat snacks, providing gamers with sustenance during intense gaming sessions.
But the KFConsole offers more than hot fried chicken. The system will be VR compatible with ray tracing. Each ray of light will be individually simulated allowing the KFConsole to form shadows and reflections that are highly immersive. The KFConsole is capable of running 240 frames per second with support for 240Hz on 4k displays. To protect the hardware inside from being cooked by the Chicken Chamber, the KFConsole is fitted with a custom-built cooling system.
“This machine is capable of running games at top-level specs, all on top of keeping your meal warm…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.” said Mark Cheevers, a public relations and social media lead at KFC, in a statement issued by the company.
No release date for the KFConsole has been announced, but experts estimate it will sell for $2,000. This hefty price is based on the system’s unique features and limited production. There is speculation that the KFConsole may spawn other gaming systems licensed by restaurant chains.