The KFC Console has been teased again, with the fast-food company informing us that “the console wars are over” when the weird system finally launches. It’s an unexpected turn of events, with the hardware being officially unveiled by the KFC Gaming Twitter account. But is it real? And if so, what will it cost?
Is KFC console real?
The KFC console is very real, according to the fast-food company. Referred to as the KFConsole, the system is designed to “Power Your Hunger,” with it also including a chicken warmer to keep your food hot while you game. According to KFC, this “Chicken Chamber” will utilize the console’s natural heat and airflow system in order to allow players to keep their fried chicken hot and crispy while they play.
The console wars are 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓.
— KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) December 22, 2020
The console is designed by Cooler Master, a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer that mostly focuses on cooling systems for desktops. The company also manufactures gaming keyboards, chairs, monitors, and more.
The exact cost of the KFC Console is currently unknown. Cooler Master’s product output mostly consists of cheap PC hardware, so it can be assumed that the weird new system will follow suit. However, at the time of this writing, how much it will cost to buy the console has yet to be revealed.
The console looks set to be powerful, with it reportedly capable of 240 FPS gameplay, 4K visuals, and ray tracing. This means that it has the potential to cost more than the PS5 and Xbox Series X, given that it will essentially be a capable PC but in your living room.
No firm release date has been given for the KFC Console, though as images of the system are now out in the wild, it is expected sooner rather than later. According to the console’s official site, the system “has arrived,” suggesting buyers will be able to get their hands on one in the near-future.
The KFC Console boasts some impressive specifications. Here are the console’s specs:
- VR Ready
- The KFC Console will be able to play games in virtual reality, though compatible headsets have yet to be revealed.
- Ray tracing
- The console will be capable of high-end visual improvements via ray tracing.
- 240 FPS
- High-frame rate gameplay can be enjoyed on the console, with it able to support up to 240 frames per second.
- 240 Hz
- It’s also capable of a high refresh rate, with support for 240 Hz output on 4K displays.
- 4K Gaming
- 4K resolutions will be supported.
- The KFC Console will feature the Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element.
- Hot-swappable GPU Slot
- KFC Console owners will be able to easily swap out the console’s GPU to keep the console future-proof.
- Two Seagate Barracude 1TB SSDs will make up its storage.
- Chicken Chamber
- The console will keep your chicken warm with a built-in Chicken Chamber.
All-in-all the KFC Console is shaping up to be a weird yet strangely powerful console, which seems like it’ll be a mini PC designed for the living room. We’ll hopefully learn more about this strange system soon.