KFC decided to join this new virtual reality trend by releasing an Oculus Rift game of their own. The game, called The Hard Way – A Virtual Reality Training Experience, surprises players with its strangeness, as the entire gameplay is meant to teach people how to prepare fried chicken. You might find this really weird, but it seems that KFC is planning to use the game as training for its employees.
The Hard Way teaches players to fry chicken
The game features a slightly creepy atmosphere in a steampunk-inspired setting, paired with a tough Colonel Sanders who won’t allow the players to leave until they learn how to cook fried chicken the KFC way. During the entire game, the Colonel keeps an eye on the player.
He will teach you all the steps you have to take to obtain the perfect piece of fried chicken. After learning how to bread, rinse, and fry them, the Colonel comes and inspects each individual piece of chicken. Once he makes sure everything is perfect, you are allowed to leave, after he hands you a performance report.
KFC wants to use the game in its advanced training program
This might sound weird, as most people probably don’t want to play a game where they have to fry chicken. However, The Hard Way has a clear purpose. KFC revealed it is pretty determined to use it as training for new employees. This will add up to the complex training program enforced in all restaurants, called the Chicken Mastery Certification.
This program will offer both real-life training, as well as electronic lessons. Now, the VR game will make sure the KFC employees are familiar to its recipe, and can prepare its signature products. Of course, preparing fried chicken in virtual reality is not the same as actual cooking, but it’s still a good way to start.
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