American fast-food restaurant chain, KFC, has branched into the gaming world with the introduction of a gaming console that comes with a built-in chicken chamber, designed to keep your snacks warm while gamers are hooked on to their games.
KFC released a statement on Tuesday, saying the concept was a partnership between the restaurant and hardware manufacturer Cooler Master. It went on to add that the console, which is the first of its kind, keeps your food hot and ready to be enjoyed while one is engaged in their gaming sessions.
The custom-built cooling system ensures that the console itself is not overheated while using the heat generated by the hardware component to keep the chicken chamber warm. It has other specifications such as an Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element and two Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD drives for its storage needs.
With its 240 frames per second (fps) framerate, 4K TV display feature, and a bucket-like design, the console is designed to optimally run virtual reality games and ensure smooth gaming performance.
Mark Cheevers, the head of Public Relations and Social Media at KFC UK and Ireland, said in a press statement that the console is built to handle the highest level of gaming specs while ensuring your meals are kept warm for the best gaming experience. On a lighter note, he said Sony and Microsoft are welcomed to learn from KFC how to build a top-notch console that keeps the gamer’s snacks warm while engaged in a gaming session, Motley Fool reports.
Intel, the provider of the chipset for the console, did not give additional details surrounding the specifications or pricing of the hardware. There was no comment either on when the gadget would be released to the market. However, the Intel NUC9 alone comes at a starting price of $3,100.
Over the years, KFC has partnered with other brands to release innovative products for its consumers. Earlier in the year, the company announced a partnership with Crocs. The collaboration was to produce a limited-edition shoe tagged the KFC X Crocs Bucket Clog, which featured fried chicken prints. Last year December, KFC was also in partnership with Enviro-Log, producers of artificial firelogs. The collaboration was to produce a chicken-scented 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog.