RUSE PC Beta Open to All on March 9

A public PC beta of Eugen's "one of a kind" strategy game R.U.S.E. will be available to all next Tuesday--March 9, 2010--through Valve's digital distribution platform Steam.

"Everyone is invited to play," publisher Ubisoft explained via its amusingly named UbiLeak Twitter. "All you need is a Steam account."

Word of the open beta was accompanied by a new trailer that examines the changes made since the last multiplayer beta. As for the final retail version of R.U.S.E.--headed to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360--it's now slated to arrive circa June 3, 2010.

From The Chatty
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    March 3, 2010 10:01 AM

    Think the beta itself will have Ubi's Nazi-inspired DRM?

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      March 3, 2010 10:07 AM

      considering that it'll likely focus on multiplayer....

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      March 3, 2010 10:12 AM

      The game will be tied to your Armani suit. You won't be able to play unless you're wearing it.

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      March 3, 2010 10:29 AM

      That sucks, because I love RTS games and they're the only thing I use my PC for gaming wise anymore. I refuse to buy the game if I like it now because of that bullshit DRM they have. I'll try the beta just for fun though.

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        March 3, 2010 2:49 PM

        Sounds like you're missing out on a lot of games if you ONLY use your PC for RTS games. FPS titles are best on PC along with MMOs and TBS games like Civ 4. I can see only using your console for one or two genres (platform or fighting games) but not a PC. How weird.

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      March 3, 2010 10:30 AM

      This game lost all my interest when the Nazi-inspired DRM was unveiled. Free MP Beta or not... It's all a pass from me. Maybe I'll buy a used copy for PS3 someday?

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      March 3, 2010 12:24 PM

      Might not be if they're using Steam only for the Beta, which would indicate Steamworks, wouldn't it? If so, perhaps Eugen persuaded them not to use any other DRM.

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      March 3, 2010 12:50 PM

      As Faylor implies, it doesn't really make much difference, does it? You're already in trouble in a multiplayer game if your internet connection goes away.

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      March 3, 2010 7:24 PM

      I love how the DRM Nazi talk is coming up...since it's Ubisoft French studio's putting it out...hmmmmmm

      But a DRM on a beta? Waste of time in my opinion, I'm going with BornAcorn on this one. If a DRM is gonna exsist on a beta, they better announce it before it goes public.

      And I loved the closed beta. I like it better than SC2 right now.

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