Xbox Live director of policy and enforcement Stephen Toulouse originally said on Twitter yesterday that those who obtained a legitimate copy of the game (sold at K-Mart Wednesday)- were safe to play on Xbox Live. He has written a follow-up tweet stating Activision doesn’t want people playing early and that doing so puts your account at risk.
As you can see, it’s no joke. Appears Activision has the power to “temporarily” ban people from connecting to severs.. until Nov 8th that is. It’s unclear if people are able to keep their prior rank before getting banned or even if stats will be reset prior to launch. SHGames hinted earlier via Twitter that stats might get reset prior to launch..
So Stay offline for another 4 days!..unless you have press access 😉