Fast food chain KFC has released a game console. This was reported on the website of the partner of the Cooler Master company.
The device was named KFConsole. It has the shape of a KFC box, an Intel Nuc 9 processor, 32 gigabytes of RAM, and a Seagate BarraCuda solid-state drive with a capacity of one terabyte. The device received a GeForce RTX graphics accelerator from ASUS. In the upper compartment of the device there is a stylized brazier, which is part of the cooling system. According to KFC, the attachment can be used to heat food.
In fact, the console is a personal computer customized for the console. According to the description on the device's website, KFConsole supports displaying images on a monitor or TV in 4K resolution at 120 frames per second, ray tracing technology, and a VR headset.
“We're thrilled to finally give the fans exactly what they wanted – to make KFConsole real,” said KFC PR manager Mark Cheevers. The cost of the console, as well as information about whether it will appear on sale, has not yet been disclosed.
KFConsole was announced on June 12 on the KFC Gaming Twitter account. The post went viral, in particular, the official Xbox account reacted to it. Users of the social network suggested that the company was joking in an attempt to draw attention to the fast food chain amid audience interest in the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft.