yeah it was confirmed, thats right.
IF the fuggin game required it for the ps2, square isnt going to remake it so it doesnt need it for the 360.
and how many people that own the core will buy the game anyways? 2% of the 15%, lol
oh and let me add....
ANYONE who wants the game knows it will cost them monthly....or should
those types of people will not be bothered when they find out they need the hdd. It was to be expected as thats how the game was made.