I picked up some 3DS games - Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D land for $7.50 apiece, and picked up the Logitech G502 w/ $50 Steam card for $80. Nothing really from Steam sale.
Ever heard of CD Project Red? They do lots of good stuff. Besides, EA did the same thing when Sim City was a mess. Ubisoft is definitely not the only or first publisher to give a free game as an apology.
And people might as well be disappointed with The Crew as well. Heck, Ubisoft won't even send out any review copies for the game.
No they probably wont, but the Crew has already had an early Beta. I participated in it, and to be honest, wasnt that thrilled.
ubisoft games that released in a buggy and unfinished state on PC:
Ghost Recon Future Soldier,
AC4 was HORRIBLY unoptimized at launch, and still is a powerhog on even high-end rigs. I couldn't get past 30 fps on my old 6770, but now I have a 280x it still hovers 30-45 fps most of the time.