GameStop temporarily freezes PowerPass used game program
Just when it started too.
Last month a GameStop ad revealed the PowerPass service for PowerUp Rewards members that allowed gamers to subscribe to a six-month program for $60. The PowerPass service was set to allow subscribers to pick out any pre-owned game, play it, and swap it out for another one at any GameStop location with the option of keeping the last game.
The PowerPass program launched this week and has already been 'temporarily' paused because of unspecified 'limitations' on GameStop's part. According to Kotaku, the pause is due to dated computer systems that were not able to handle the service.
We have elected to temporarily pause the roll out of the new PowerPass subscription service, based on a few program limitations we have identified. We feel this is the right thing to do for now to ensure we are able to provide our guests an exceptional service.
The spokesperson went on to say that those who have already purchased the PowerPass subscription will be able to bring their pass and the video game they checked out back to the store and receive a full refund. In addition to that, GameStop will allow them to pick out any pre-owned game for free.
When the program will resume has not been revealed.