GameStop is changing up their used games business by offering loyalty program members a new six month subscription on pre-owned copies that lets them borrow, swap and keep a game for the price of a new AAA release.
The program, named the Power Pass, is a $60 subscription that works like a rental service for modern consumers. The flat rate grants subscribers access to GameStop’s used game library to borrow one copy at a time, but members can swap that game for another as long as their term is active.
A magazine advertisement for the service was posted to ResetEra on Friday, noting that enrollment for the program starts Nov. 19. At the end of the subscription term, members can choose which of the rented games they wish to keep, Polygon reported. The Power Pass is a similar deal to GameStop’s prior Summer Swap promotion which ran from June to the end of August.
The ad copy reads as the following:
Enjoy half a year of unlimited gaming for the price of one new game! Pick any pre-owned game, from throwback classics to the latest hits. Swap as often as you want and keep the last one.
To sign up for the Power Pass, gamers must be part of GameSpot’s PowerUp Rewards program. An active rewards membership is required in order for the company to keep track of which games users rent during the six month period. Eligible titles include all pre-owned games in a store’s stock, online listings will not count for the promotion.
GameStop recently added a new tier to their rewards program, an Elite Pro status, available for $29.99 per year. A Pro level ($19.99) and the free Player alternative were previously the only options in the company’s membership plan. However, GameStop has not yet clarified if membership level influences Power Pass enrollment.