Just days earlier than it was because of begin, retailer GameCease has delayed the broad launch of its limitless secondhand sport rental program, PowerPass. In an announcement supplied to GameSpot, the retailer stated it determined to “temporarily pause” the launch of the subscription service because of “a few program limitations” that GameCease found.
Kotaku, which first reported the information, heard from retailer staff that GameCease’s computer systems weren’t able to processing the information required for PowerPass. The service soft-launched this week, in order that may very well be the place the problems had been found. Management reportedly knowledgeable employees to take away PowerPass signage as properly.
PowerPass was introduced on the finish of October and was because of launch in full on November 19. For $60, you may decide up any pre-owned sport and return to the shop to swap it out for a brand new one as typically as you want for a interval of six months. At the tip, you may select any sport to maintain.
If you already signed up for PowerPass, you may deliver again your sport and get your $60 refunded. Additionally, GameCease is letting PowerPass subscribers decide up any pre-owned sport at no cost, which is a reasonably strong transfer on the shop’s half to make up for it.
There isn’t any phrase as of but relating to when PowerPass will return or what modifications is likely to be in place primarily based on the “program limitations” that GameCease encountered. Keep checking again with GameSpot for the most recent.
With the ever-increasing rise in digital gaming, GameCease’s PowerPass program may very well be an necessary pillar of the shop’s enterprise. With sufficient adoption, it might assist spur foot site visitors, which might end in additional purchases whereas consumers are there. GameCease will report earnings subsequent on Tuesday, November 21, so examine again quickly for extra on the corporate’s enterprise efficiency and outlook.