GameStop halts used-games subscription service

GameStop halts used-games subscription service

GameStop halts used-games subscription service

"W$3 e will allow [guests] to bring the pass, and video game they have checked-out, back to receive a full refund".

When it came out, GameStop's PowerPass sounded too good to be true: All the used games you could play for six months, plus a free used game at the end, for $60. After six months, you could keep one of the games.

PowerPass was slated to launch on November 19, though Mooring's statement indicates that some people have already purchased the service. Essentially, it turned your local GameStop into a video game library.

However, GameStop has since instructed store employees to remove all signage relating to the program, which has drawn considerable interest from the gaming community.

Customers looking forward to the rollout of GameStop's new game rental program, PowerPass, will have to press pause on those plans. According to a spokesperson for the company, the suspension was "based on a few program limitations we have identified".

GameStop also asked staff to discard the store's Holiday Guide and replace this week's "weekly ad", according to a source. Additionally, they can pick out any used game to have for free-not a bad tradeoff.

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.

Keep an eye out as GameStop provides more information about PowerPass, and possible changes to the program.

PowerPass was an intriguing idea when it was first announced but GameStop's decision to put the program on pause may suggest the service hasn't been met with quite as much interest as they would have liked.

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