GameStop Temporarily Suspends Unlimited Used Games Power Pass Program

Cesar Mills
November 15, 2017

Those stores have been told to pull all promotional materials related to the PowerPass, according to Kotaku. But it appears, at the very least, that GameStop isn't giving up on its program just yet.

The PowerPass program was originally set to cost $60, and allow customers to check out a used game, play it as much as they wanted, and return it to swap for another title as many times as they wanted in the six-month period. The company said in a statement that it has identified some limitations to the service so has halted the service.

GameStop's entrance into the game-rental market comes amid the company's continued financial difficulties.

If you were looking forward to becoming one of GameStop's PowerPass subscribers later this month, we have some bad news for you.

GameStop has already begun asking its staff to throw away the store's Holiday Guide, which featured advertising for the PowerPass service, and to replace this week's weekly ad, which also centered around the launch of the new rental program. At the end of the six months, customers would be allowed to keep one of the games they had rented during that timespan. Whatever the problem, it was enough to suspend the program indefinitely.

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PowerPass was announced at the end of October and was due to launch in full on November 19.

It's understandable for a new program to experience hiccups as it approaches its launch - that's what soft launches are for, after all.

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

Those guests who have already purchased the service, we are allowing them to bring the pass and video game they have checked out, back to receive a full refund.

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