Avalanche: Confident in New PSN Security

The recently relaunched PlayStation Network will outdue the competition when it comes to security, according to Avalanche producer Andreas Thorsen. When asked by C&VG if security was a concern for his studio due to the fact that its latest game (Renegade Ops) is download-only, Thorsen said that he felt confident.

"I haven’t really thought about it in that way," said Thorsen. "I think the new system that they bring now will probably be even more secure than the competitors’. I don’t think this is something that is unique to the PSN, it’s just that this time it happened to them."

"I still have a lot of confidence in them," he continued, before pointing towards the studio’s isometric, dual-stick blaster built with the Just Cause 2 engine. "I think PSN is a good target for this kind of game, I don’t think it has that many games like this."

"One obvious problem was that we couldn’t develop during that time. We had to stop PSN development while it was down," he said, conceding that delays have come as a result, with Renegade Ops being billed for a summer release.

On a related note, one news report alleges that Sony will relaunch PlayStation Network in Japan on May 28. Another speculates that maintenance next week on the North American PSN will see the relaunch of the PlayStation Store. We’ll keep an eye on both developments in the days ahead.

Sources: C&VG, Gamasutra

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