Once the game is out, sure. You could attempt to play the first online, but there were some unintended glitch and hacking issues, but this time around is promised to have better security and a patch system.
So essentially, yes. Yes you can. --- "There are two things that are infinite; The Universe and the stupidity of human beings. I'm not sure about the first." -Albert Einstein
read the sticky first whenever you have simple questions like this. Chances are you'll find the answer without needing to post a topic. Thanks :) --- 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