Maxis Community Manager Lucy Bradshaw blogged about the offer earlier today, and anyone who purchased a copy of the game prior to March 18th is eligible. It's a shame that so many people are unable to play their new game, but it’s nice that EA is actually recognizing - and fixing - their blunder.
And speaking of blunders, the SimCity launch was a colossal one. The always-online game has been plagued with connection issues since Day 1, which makes playing the game either frustrating or downright impossible. Bradshaw explained that the server issues stem from overpopulation:
"So what went wrong? The short answer is: a lot more people logged on than we expected. More people played and played in ways we never saw in the beta."
Hopefully, we'll hear some good news soon.
For Bradshaw’s entire blogpost, click here.