The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X might’ve been released last month, but this generation’s console war is just starting to heat up. KFC Gaming has revealed that its joke announcement back in June is now a reality. In partnership with Cooler Master, the company officially announced that it will be releasing the KFConsole gaming machine. This bucket-shaped machine features the world’s first “built-in chicken chamber” to keep your crispy fried chicken hot during intense gaming sessions. And to make sure that the hardware is kept at a regular core temperature while simultaneously delivering a piping-hot meal, it uses a unique cooling system to extract heat around the outside of the chicken chamber.
Before you take bets on which developer KFC will be buying for its first-party exclusive titles though, KFConsole is actually “just” a mini gaming PC — not an actual console like PS5 or Xbox. Still, the company said that this mini PC will be VR and ray-tracing ready as well as supporting “finger-clickin’ good” 4K display with 240 FPS and up to 240Hz output. Unfortunately, both the official statement and the product page don’t divulge much about the specs of the KFConsole. But according to Hexus.net‘s observation, here is a rough idea of what kind of secret spices are being used for the KFConsole:
- Chassis: Cooler Master NC100 (custom)
- CPU: Intel Core i9-9980HK
- GPU: ASUS Dual Mini GeForce RTX (not sure whether it’s the current RTX 2070 or an upcoming RTX 30XX)
- RAM: 32GB RAM
- Storage: Twin Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD
Mark Cheevers, PR & Social Media Lead at KFC UK & Ireland, said that they’re pleased to be able to make the machine a reality.
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. 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.”
Prior to this month’s announcement, the KFConsole teaser was posted on June 11. Thanks to the absurdity of the idea, the Twitter post went viral in a matter of hours. I assume the popularity of the free I Love You, Colonel Sanders! dating simulator on Steam also helped. Since the game’s release, people definitely wanted to see how far KFC will go into the gaming market. Alas, for now, KFC Gaming hasn’t said when we will be able to grab our own KFConsole. Will you be getting one when it’s released? Don’t forget to share your thoughts on this ridiculous idea in the comments below.