GameStop has not said when the program will be reinstated.
"We have elected to temporarily pause the roll out of the new PowerPass subscription service, based on a few program limitations we have identified", a GameStop spokesperson told Kotaku.
Kotaku reports that GameStop employees have been instructed to remove signage advertising PowerPass from stores.
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.
The PowerPass program was originally set to cost $60, and allow customers to check out a used game, play it as much as they wanted, and return it to swap for another title as many times as they wanted in the six-month period.
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.
Update: Asked for comment, GameStop replied to Polygon with this statement.
Per Kotaku, anyone who already bought into GamePass can bring back their pass and any game they rented for a full refund. "In addition, we will allow them to pick out any Pre-Owned game for free". In fact, GameStop has given no indication when or if PowerPass will be resuscitated.
Keep an eye out as GameStop provides more information about PowerPass, and possible changes to the program. This would make a great deal of sense and lines up with the quiet soft-launch so far.
A fully functioning and consumer-friendly PowerPass program might give customers a reason to choose GameStop over their respective gaming platform's online marketplace, but for now, it seems the physical video game library dream will have to wait.