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GameStop's unlimited used game rental subscription gets shelved before it even started

GameStop's unlimited used game rental subscription gets shelved before it even started

At the end of each 6-month subscription, you get to choose one used game to keep as your own.

If you purchased a PowerPass during the program's soft-launch, you'll be compensated.

Since then, GameStop itself has confirmed the delay, saying that it has made a decision to "temporarily pause" the PowerPass service due to "a few program limitations we have identified".

The spokesperson continues on to state that guests who subscribed to the service can receive a full refund and pick out any pre-owned game for free.

The company hasn't offered an explanation as to why its chose to halt the program, instead citing "program limitations" that necessitated the abrupt stop.

Kotaku reports that GameStop employees have been instructed to remove signage advertising PowerPass from stores.

GameStop's game subscription service is here, aaaand it's gone.

Either way, the PowerPass program is now suspended and there's no word whether or not the program will be reinstated.

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

For now, buying games at GameStop requires old-fashioned monetary exchange. According to Kotaku, GameStop sources claim that the issue lies in the company's point-of-sale system, which apparently isn't able to handle the new rental program. GameStop said that it was going to launch the service on November 19th. There's no timing yet for the rental program's return, but it doesn't sound like GameStop has any intention of making the temporary hold more permanent.

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