EA’s spectacularly bad launch of SimCity has continued throughout the week, with many players still struggling to access the game consistently. In an attempt to wipe some of the egg from their face, they plan on giving a free PC game to every player who has activated SimCity before March 18th.
The consensus among critics and players is that this is fundamentally a great game. But this SimCity is made to be played online, and if you can’t get a stable connection, you’re NOT having a good experience. So we’re not going to rest until we’ve fixed the remaining server issues.
And to get us back in your good graces, we’re going to offer you a free PC download game from the EA portfolio. On March 18, SimCity players who have activated their game will receive an email telling them how to redeem their free game.
I know that’s a little contrived – kind of like buying a present for a friend after you did something crummy. But we feel bad about what happened. We’re hoping you won’t stay mad and that we’ll be friends again when SimCity is running at 100 percent.
I love free stuff, but this doesn’t forgive the incredibly poor planning that went into the release. Now I just need to decide on a game. Any idea’s?