PlayStation Announces PSN Name Changes Coming Soon

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After years of pleas from PSN users, Sony has finally announced that they will allow PSN ID changes in early 2019!

During the preview program, players will be able to change their online ID as many times as you want. The first change is free, and changes after that will cost $9.99 USD / CAD. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99 USD/ CAD after the first change. Changes to online ID can be made through the Settings menu or via the Profile page of your PS4.

When players change their online ID, they will have the option to display their previous ID with their new ID, so their friends can recognize them. Once players decide to display their old ID or not, they won’t be able to adjust it after completing the online ID change process.

PlayStation has this concerning bit of information about the possibility of errors when changing your username.

“This feature is compatible with PS4 games originally published after April 1, 2018, and a large majority of the most-played PS4 games that were released before this date. However, please note not all games and applications for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems are guaranteed to support the online ID change, and users may occasionally encounter issues or errors in certain games. If for any reason you experience issues after changing your ID, you can revert back to your original ID for free at any time (you will only be able to revert once during the preview program). Reverting back to an old ID will resolve most issues caused by the ID change. In addition, when this feature officially launches, a list of compatible games published before April 1, 2018, will be provided on PlayStation.com for reference before you make a change.”

The preview program for this feature is scheduled to conclude at the end of November 2018. The full rollout of the feature to all PS4 owners is planned for early 2019.

What do you think about this news? Are you ready to change your PSN ID? Let us know in the comments below!