IGN has reached out to Redbox for a comment, and will update this article should they respond.With Redbox being an inexpensive method for many gamers to test out new titles, closing their video game rental service will leave one less option for players to test out games ahead of purchasing them. With rental stores being all but extinct, Redbox was one of the final ways to play a game without fully purchasing it.
With the gaming side of Redbox closing up shop, Gamefly is perhaps the final major gaming rental service left standing. While not a true rental service, Xbox’s Game Pass can also be a good option for Xbox and PC players, with new games constantly being added to the service. Additionally, all Xbox Game Studios titles will be available on Game Pass on day one.
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