Ubisoft’s R.U.S.E has faced numerous delays, but you can play it for free this weekend. Free R.U.S.E gaming is being offered all weekend, July 15 through July 19. If you want to play R.U.S.E. free this weekend, you will need a PC capable of running the game and an installation of Steam.
Playing R.U.S.E. free
The R.U.S.E. free preview this weekend started at 11 a.m. Pacific Time on July 15 and ends at 1 p.m. July 18. To play the free R.U.S.E. preview, you’ll need to download and install Steam then pre-load the RUSE game. You will also need an Ubisoft account and high-speed internet connection. The free preview does not include all the maps and elements of R.U.S.E, but it has a large chunk of the game.
The game of R.U.S.E. is set in a World War II-like world. The unique proposition of the game is that, unlike other war games, deception plays a large part. Players are expected to use decryption, spies, radio silence and seven other ruses to trick their opponents. Unlike other WWII games, R.U.S.E. uses bright colors and a highly scaleable view, so players can see the battle from above all the way down to individual soldiers in the battle. This system is new to video gaming, and is expected to be licensed to several other upcoming games.
Delays in the release of R.U.S.E.
The free play weekend for RUSE comes after a very long string of release delays. Developed by Eugen Systems and published by Ubisoft, R.U.S.E. was supposed to be released first in 2009. After several delays in development, the game was given a June 4, 2010 release date. Beta testing, however, uncovered several serious issues in the playing of RUSE. The free play weekend for R.U.S.E is serving as a final test before the game is put into general release. Some third-party estimates put the cost of release delays at as much as three million dollars or more.
Free play RUSE weekend
If you want to give RUSE a try and deceive your opponents, then head over to the Ubisoft R.U.S.E. website. If you want to play R.U.S.E after the free play weekend, pre-purchase of the Steam version of R.U.S.E. is $50.