Sony will finally let you change your PSN Online ID

Sony will finally let you change your PSN Online ID

Now, you won't be able to change your name quite yet, but rest assured that it's coming.

The PSN name change feature has been officially announced by Sony.

As of now, the feature will only be available to PlayStation users that have registered as testers for previous PS4 system software betas.

The first change will be free. Changes after that will cost $10 USD/CAD / €9.99 / £7.99.

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During the preview program, users will be able to change their online ID multiple times. The first change is free, while any change after that will cost $9.99 United States dollars / $9.99 CAD / €9.99 / £7.99 for regular users and $4.99 USD / $4.99 CAD / €4.99 / £3.99 for PlayStation Plus members.

To make the change, authorized users can access the feature through the Settings menu or via the Profile page of your PS4. Additionally, you will have the option to display your old ID so that friends can become accustomed to the change.

Another caveat is that the new feature won't be compatible with all games.

While all PlayStation 4 games published after April 1, 2018 will be compatible with this new feature, anything published before that date is not guaranteed. Older PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita games may not support the feature and could experience errors as a result. If that happens, you can revert back to your original ID for free at any time (this can only be done once during the preview program). The preview is set to end around November 2018, while full implementation is set for 2019.

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