Fast food chain KFC is releasing a VR game named The Hard Way: A KFC Virtual Training Escape Room for new employees.
The game will be playable on Oculus Rift headsets, and will be used to teach new employees about the ways of cooking the chain’s signature dish, fried chicken.
Colonel Sanders’ company announced the game as such: “The Hard Way – a KFC Virtual Training Escape Room is designed as an escape room where Colonel Sanders gives his trainees hints and clues along the way to make sure they are making fried chicken the Hard Way – the way he invented more than 70 years ago. After successfully completing the five main steps – inspecting, rinsing, breading, racking, and pressure frying – participants exit the kitchen with an understanding of what it takes to cook Original Recipe chicken like a professional.”
However, unfortunately for budding chefs, the game won’t be available to the public. As of yet, it’s only a game playable by trainees. Eurogamer asked KFC for comment, to which they replied: “The technology will not be available for public consumption at this time. It’s not just a fun experience – we’re actually using the innovative technology to supplement our robust restaurant employee training program for cooks, called Chicken Mastery Certification, by bringing it to our regional general manager trainings, quarterly franchise meetings, and corporate onboarding at our headquarters. So yes, it is actually going to be played by new KFC trainees!”
There’s no telling whether The Hard Way: A KFC Virtual Training Escape Room will ever be released to the masses, but by the looks of the trailer below, that might not necessarily be a bad thing.
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