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KFC's New Employee Training Game Is A Sick VR Nightmare

25 August, 2017, 01:22 | Author: Paula Vaughn
  • KFC unleashes VR training game about cooking fried chicken

The Oculus game places players in an escape room where the booming, hack-coughing voice of Colonel Sanders instructs employees on how to make KFC fried chicken with good ol' disembodied VR hands.

"KFC will use the VR simulation to supplement its robust, multi-step employee training program, called Chicken Mastery Certification, which provides detailed eLearning and hands-on training for cooks in each of KFC's kitchens", a KFC spokesperson said. Robotic hands demonstrate the tasks, inspecting, rinsing, breading, racking, and pressure-frying, and then it's up to the now terrified new employee to follow the Colonel's instruction or "Be trapped forever" in the room.

Initially reported by Eater, KFC has since issued a statement to PC Gamer confirming that this is going to be rolled-out in the near future as a part of their employee training programme. The press release states that this VR process is much faster at training staff, taking them through the process in 10 minutes (as opposed to the 25 minutes it'd take in real life).

"The game is meant to supplement the existing Chicken Mastery program, not replace it", said a KFC representative. "Now we have almost 19,000 trained cooks across the USA, but they're still doing it by hand", said George Felix, KFC's USA director of advertising.

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The Virtual Training Escape Room was designed for the Oculus platform using the Rift headset and Touch controllers.

Although, to be fair, the YouTube clips arguably make it appear more ominous than it really is.

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