Showing that at least a handful of news outlets are chasing the truth on Microsoft's new system that allows game publishers to shakedown consumers on used games, CVG, GameSpot and MCV have collectively contacted ten high profile third-party publishers to ask if they plan on using the new system including Bethesda, Activision, Capcom, Take-Two, Namco Bandai, Electronic Arts, Sega, Square Enix, and Konami.
Unfortunately not one company had the courage to say that they would not be using the new system.
Bethesda told GameSpot that it has not had time to "fully understand and evaluate their policy." Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom, Take-Two and Namco Bandai declined comment. EA, Sega, Square Enix and Konami did not respond to the inquiry.
It is very hard to believe that these companies that have already announced Xbox One games do not know about this system. If the Xbox One is to be released at the end of the year (let's guess and say it gets released in November) that means that these developers have around five months to complete the games they are developing. How could they not know about a system that is at the very heart of the Xbox One?
We'll have more on this story as it develops.