The announcement was published in similar style to CDPR’s latest delay, moving the “release” of the KFConsole to just one day after the new launch date for Cyberpunk 2077. This gives the fried chicken chain just 29 days to perfect their hardware.
The KFConsole’s selling point is its ability to play games and cook chicken simultaneously, something neither PS5 or Xbox Series X is currently offering. Check out the tweet below:
We have important news to share with you pic.twitter.com/El2G0IrrAG
— KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) November 12, 2020
“We’ve decided to move the release date of the KFConsole by 29 days. The new release date is December 11th,” KFC wrote. “Most likely, there are many emotions and questions in your heads, so, first and foremost, please accept our humble apologies.”
“Since the KFConsole evolved towards almost being the next-gen console somewhere along the way, we need to make sure everything works well and runs smoothly. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says that 29 days can make any difference in such a creative and complex machine, but they really do,” it added
If you haven’t caught on by now, the entire statement is basically a riff on CD Projekt Red’s original statement announcing the delay of Cyberpunk 2077. Some of the wording is also exactly the same, just with a red background instead of yellow.
KFC also makes fun of the fact that the UK and US format their dates differently, noting that the KFConsole’s actual launch date has been December 11 all along: “Also, we’re a UK based team, and the release date was always December 11th. So literally nothing has changed, some of you just assumed wrong. See you in December.”
This is far from the first time the Twitter account has fired shots at CDPR, including tweets like this from October:
— KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) October 27, 2020
CDPR did reply, saying “We’d love to respond but corporate approval team never got back to us. Damn”.
We’d love to respond but corporate approval team never got back to us. Damn.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) November 13, 2020
This lighthearted exchange comes after a Cyberpunk 2077 developer revealed that the team were receiving death threats from angry fans, leading to design lead Andrzej Zawadzki stressing “we are people, just like you”.