There’s been so many Xbox 720 leaks on the internet that Microsoft’s boosted security at its Redmond offices to “an unprecedented level” to help prevent information about the next-generation Xbox leaking ahead of its announcement, according to a new report.
GeekWire says Microsoft notified employees last week that it would be “implementing new physical security measures” – notably limiting employee access at four of its Xbox and Interactive Entertainment Business offices to “ensure confidentiality of upcoming products”.
Ostensibly, only employees assigned to the buildings will have “open access”, GeekWire says, while other Microsoft employees will need to register for access through an online-portal, and be escorted through the buildings by another employee.
The website says this is the first time Microsoft has gone to such lengths to ensure the safety of information of its upcoming technology, calling it a “cultural shift” to security measures used by no other company bar Apple.
According to GeekWire, the changes will be implemented this month.