GameStop just suspended its PowerPass program

For now buying games at Game Stop requires old-fashioned monetary exchange

For now buying games at Game Stop requires old-fashioned monetary exchange

Unfortunately, they'll have to wait a little longer to take advantage of the program, as GameStop has temporarily halted the program, according to GameStop staff.

The spokesperson specified that the roll out was being paused due to "program limitations". Essentially, you could use GameStop as a type of pre-owned video game library.

Kotaku reports that GameStop has told its employees to pull down all promotional material related to the PowerPass subscription program.

GameStop's entrance into the game-rental market comes amid the company's continued financial difficulties. The PowerPass program was just way too advanced for them to handle, giving retail employees serious issues. "We feel this is the right thing to do for now to ensure we are able to provide our guests an exceptional service", a GameStop spokesperson said.

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That means any in-store advertisements for PowerPass have been removed and put in storage until further notice.

Don't worry if you've already bought a PowerPass subscription, though.

Update: Asked for comment, GameStop replied to Polygon with this statement.

For now, buying games at GameStop requires old-fashioned monetary exchange. To sweeten the deal, they can bring home any pre-owned game for free for their troubles. In fact, GameStop has given no indication when or if PowerPass will be resuscitated. Although GameStop didn't get into specifics, it did confirm that it has made a decision to delay the introduction of the program - for now. In the meantime, one alternative would be Microsoft's Game Pass program, which gives Xbox owners access to 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for $10 per month. Customers who got in on the soft-launch are being offered full refunds, plus their choice of a used game as a make-good for taking down the service.

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