GameStop pushes pause on unlimited used game rental program

GameStop halts its unlimited used game rental program

Report: GameStop halts used-games subscription service

The retailer has not said when or if the program will be reinstated.

According to a new report from Kotaku, it appears that GameStop has made a decision to "temporarily pause" the roll out of the new service.

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Heads up, holiday shoppers: GameStop is launching an unlimited game subscription service you (or the gamer on your list) might enjoy. Indeed, according to one GameStop spokesperson, the company has merely identified "a few program limitations" that they'd like to iron out to "ensure [they] are able to provide [their] guests an exceptional service".

Last month, we reported that GameStop announced a new rental subscription service that would allow customers to rent as many used games as they wanted for a six-month period for a flat fee.

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Stores were instructed to take down signage and advertising for Power Pass, and store them in their backrooms.

According to leaked documentation regarding PowerPass, the service was supposed to officially launch on November 19. Additionally, a GameStop spokesperson told Kotaku that those who have already purchased their membership through the soft launch can receive a full refund, and pick out a used game to keep for their troubles. At the end of each 6-month subscription, you get to choose one used game to keep as your own. It is unclear when the program will return to GameStop for the public, if ever.

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Devs may remember that the company has been testing similar forms of game rental programs for some time, but Kotaku reports that the soft launch of PowerPass this week hit enough bumps that employees are being told to pull down signs for the program and store them for later. As well, those existing PowerPass customers are also being given a free pre-owned game to make up for the spontaneous change of plans.

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