PSN ID Name Change Option Confirmed For PS4, Here's How It Works

PlayStation Has FINALLY Officially Announced PSN ID Name Changes Shannon Grixti

Users that have already pre-registered as testers in previous PS4 software betas will have access to this new feature "soon".

Users will be able to change their PlayStation Network Online ID as many times as they want during the preview program. Subsequent name changes will cost money, with it being $4.99 for PlayStation Plus members and $9.99 for everyone else. Gamers who are signed up for the PlayStation Preview Program will have access to name changes in November of this year, but regular users will have to wait until early 2019.

Changes to an online ID can be made through the Settings menu or via the Profile page of a PS4.

This is very similar to Microsoft's Xbox Live name change policy: The first time is free, but after that you'll have to pony up some cash.

There hasn't been a way to change your PSN ID since the PlayStation Network was launched in 2006. However, the full name change feature is due to launch in early 2019.

Additionally, when you change your name, "you will have the option to display your previous ID with your new ID, so your friends can recognize you".

KitGuru Says: I've been wanting to change my name for quite some time after my online moniker was inexplicably denied. Note that anything and everything is subject to change as the feature goes from preview to full release, depending on how it works and other user feedback. Reverting back to an old ID will resolve most issues caused by the ID change. This will be useful if you encounter problems with an older game or application, or if you simply decide that you liked your old name better than the new one. That's because Sony has never offered the option to change that PSN username, despite over a decade of frequent requests from users embarrassed over youthful name choices like "XxX_BluntMaster69_XxX".

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