Yeah Tony and a few others did play online last year for at least a little bit. No idea if they're doing the same with this game. I'd imagine after testing and working on the game so long they may want to take at least a little break from it if they did eventually play online.
Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been -Albert Einstein Wanting: Golden Sun DD, Conduit 2, Starcraft 2, Civ V
Ill hop on once the game is out from time to time. But I imagine ill be preoccupied with whatever the next big thing is :) Ill do a call for friend codes closer to game release. Or...... if you show me a pic of yourself with a preorder receipt, you can nab a spot right now :)