Microsoft is boosting its campus security at the Xbox building rumored to be building the Xbox 720 in Redmond, WA. A recent memo was scooped by geekwire that details new security measures at the Xbox and Interactive Business buildings to keep leaks to a minimum. The limited access for Microsoft employees sets a new precedent for the company, who obviously doesn’t want any of their next-gen secrets getting out ahead of time.
Despite numerous leaks and rumors over the past couple of years, Microsoft has still officially said nothing about the next-generation Xbox. Their policy has been to focus on their current products, the Xbox 360 and Kinect. What this means for those clamoring for any hint of the next-generation? If Microsoft is cracking down on leaks, we might not hear anything about the Xbox 720 before E3 2013 in Los Angeles.
These increased security measures would make sense for Microsoft if they do indeed plan on releasing a next-gen console in 2013, which seems to be the date that numerous industry insiders have pegged for the “Xbox 720”.