PSN Name Change Feature Beta Coming, Will Launch For Everyone In 2019

Donna Miller
October 10, 2018

Also, after you do change your name, you could display your old one to help people recognize who you are.

PlayStation have officially confirmed that the ability to change your PSN username is coming, after years of demand.

The announcement was made in the wee hours on the PlayStation Blog, which said Sony will begin "testing" the long-awaited feature. For those that do get access, you'll be able to do your first change for free. The standard price for a name change is going to be $9.99, and PlayStation Plus members will only need to pay $4.99.

If you've been waiting for the opportunity to change your Playstation Network ID, you can rejoice. Additionally, you will have the option to display your old ID so that friends can become accustomed to the change.

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There is a catch in the fact that the name change is compatible with all games published after April 1st, 2018, and "a large majority of the most-played PS4 games that were released before this date".

Another caveat is that the new feature won't be compatible with all games. However, not all games and applications for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita are guaranteed to support the change, and users may occasionally encounter issues or errors in certain games. You can, however, revert once to your original ID for free, and that should fix any glitches.

The preview program is set to go until the end of November 2018, and PlayStation has plans to roll it out for all PS4 players in early 2019.

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