GameStop's all-you-can-eat subscription to used games has been suspended, apparently over concerns with how the aging computer systems in the company's 7,000 stores can handle and track checkouts. 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. Those stores have been told to pull all promotional materials related to the PowerPass, according to Kotaku. "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 told Kotaku. For $60 (which covered six months of the service), players could check out pre-owned GameStop games indefinitely.
The "few program limitations" that the GameStop spokesperson left undefined could be any number of things: PowerPass's price, its duration, the games customers can keep after the program expires, or anything else. And while your subscription is technically now over if you're one of those who signed up, it's not all bad news. The program was originally scheduled to fully launch in the coming weeks, with sign-ups to begin on November 19.
Update: Asked for comment, GameStop replied to Polygon with this statement.
PowerPass has the potential to be a very popular service - that is if the catalog of games available is relatively large and up-to-date. In addition, we are allowing them to pick out any Pre-Owned video game for free. 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. Customers who already bought the subscription will need to return their game and their pass to get a full refund.