A new games console powered by Intel chips that also has a built-in “chicken chamber” to keep snacks of gamers warm has been launched by the fast-food chain KFC.
KFC said in a statement that the new games console called KFConsole is part of a partnership with hardware manufacturer Cooler Master.
“The Bargain Bucket-shaped machine features the world’s first built in chicken chamber, which is kitted out to keep its contents hot, ready for consumption during intense gaming sessions,” KFC added.
Chicken from KFC will remain hot in the new console because of a custom built cooling system that is designed to keep the hardware in the console at a regular temperature by dissipating the heat generated by the components towards keeping the chicken in the chicken chamber warm.
According to the Cooler Master website, two Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD drives for storage and an Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element also powers the console.
The “Chicken Chamber” uses the console’s heat and airflow system.
According to details published by Cooler Master, virtual reality games can be played with the console and it also offers smooth gameplay powered by 240 frames per second frame rate and 4K display compatibility.
“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?,” said Mark Cheevers, PR & social media lead at KFC UK & Ireland, in the company’s press release.
“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.”
No further details were added about the console by Intel to the details released by Cooler Master or KFC and made no comments on was made on the pricing or release date of the console.
No comments were also available on the issue by KFC.
Collaborations with other brands have also previously been done by this fast food chain.
The KFC X Crocs Bucket Clog, which was a limited edition shoe that was covered in a fried chicken print, was launched by the company in collaboration with Crocs in February this year. Another partnership with the artificial fire log company Enviro-Log was struck by the fast food chain in December 2019 and together they offered the chicken-scented 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog.
(Adapted from CNN.com)