The only way to escape this training room is learn how to fry chicken.
We’ve seen brands like UPS integrate VR into training facilities and Walmart drop staff into Black Friday VR shopping simulators. Both powerful examples of employee training tools, VR can not only be be safer but also expedite the entire learning process in a fun way. The potential is endless and we’re always on the lookout for the next VR training use case.
Well we may have just found it. In probably one of the most unexpected uses of VR to train employees, this VR experience willhave you frying chicken with the one and only Colonel Sanders.
Yes that’s right, KFC has an employee training VR experience—and it looks creepy AF.
According to the Eater, KFC is putting their workers through a bizarre training simulator that they describe as “a creepy BioShock-esque virtual reality ‘escape room’ replete with narration from an omnipresent, mildly demonic-sounding Colonel Sanders.”
You can watch the full gameplay below.
Whether an actual training simulator or just another marketing tactic like their normcore fashion line that targets a younger consumer, it’s not entirely clear yet. What I do know is that when I finally try this VR experience myself, i’ll either be balled up in the corner of my bedroom sobbing, or we’re having fried chicken for dinner at my house.
Image Credit: KFC