The R.U.S.E. development team announced through their Steam page that their World War II RTS will not be using Ubisoft's much-maligned DRM system. It will instead "benefit from Valve's Steamworks API to offer the best community experience to players".
The decision means that, unlike recent Ubisoft titles Assassin's Creed II and Splinter Cell: Conviction, R.U.S.E. will remain playable when offline.
It's not all sunshine and sparkles though - speaking to VG247, Ubisoft commented: "We will continue to use Ubisoft's protection system on most of our PC games."