The lights are on
Ubisoft community guy Averic Evennou recently tweeted a March 9th date for the R.U.S.E. open beta. Evennou promised more details "throughout the week", but for now all we know is that it will be distributed through Steam. The good news is that you won't need a fancy multitouch table to play it, though I'll be totally jealous if you do.
The strategy game has promise, particularly in multiplayer, but its several delays don't inspire confidence. Either way, we're less than a week from getting a better handle on it via the beta.
R.U.S.E. is scheduled for a summer release.