Interest in physical media continues to wane. Following some murmurings on social media, Redbox has confirmed to The Verge that it is exiting the game rental business. Unless it’s a movie they’re after, gamers no longer have any reason to visit the company’s rental kiosks (but they do have until the end of the year to buy games from them).
The change is disappointing for gamers who relied on Redbox as a convenient way to rent games. With Redbox no longer offering rentals, and the death of rental stores like Blockbuster (there’s only one left in the world), there just aren’t many local places to casually browse and rent a game anymore.