Beginning today, Electronic Arts (EA) and Maxis are offering players who have suffered through SimCity's launch server issues with a free game download. This was announced by Maxis Genreal Manager Lucy Bradshaw on her blog, and the emails were sent out to gamers today, detailing how to get their free game.
"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." — Lucy Bradshaw
Be it little more than a nice little public relations ploy, it is still a nice treat, just like the Nintendo 3DS' Ambassador Program provided gamers who purchased the console before the price drop with something for their dedication. Likewise, dedicated SimCity fans get a little something. Which games can be chosen are after the jump.