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R.U.S.E. PS Move support confirmed

But no Kinect for 360 version.

The PlayStation 3 version of real-time strategy game R.U.S.E. will support PlayStation Move, Ubisoft has confirmed.

The publisher showed off Move with the PS3 version of the multi-platform WWII RTS today at a hands-on event in London.

Using the Move device as a pointer, players can select units, build structures and pan the camera.

Selecting an area on the map and pointing the controller down zooms the camera in. Pointing upwards moves the camera out. A flick to the right brings up a menu on the left hand side of the screen. Another flick takes you out of the menu.

Senior producer Mathieu Girard told Eurogamer that developer Eugen Systems and publisher Ubisoft only started integrating Sony's tech into the game "four or five weeks" ago.

"I wasn't sure if it was just going to be a gadget," Girard said, "but it turns out it's a very cool and natural controller. We're very excited about it."

Girard reckons using Move to play the game provides "the most enjoyable experience", but admits using a mouse and keyboard to interact with the PC version is "the most efficient".

Unfortunately for Xbox 360 owners, there are no plans to support Kinect. Girard said the stumbling point was having to play standing up while using Microsoft's rival motion-sensing tech.

R.U.S.E., due out in the UK on 17th September for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, was delayed in order to deal with "massive feedback" from fans.

It's inspired by tabletop strategists, and allows you to deceive your opponent using ruses - hence the name.

There's loads more in our impressions of the beta.

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