No longer will you have to shamefully hide behind an embarrassing PlayStation Network ID you made when you were 12.
It’s been a year since PlayStation briefly mentioned they were working on allowing PSN Name changes, and today, we can finally say that day is in the very near future. PlayStation announced in a blog post earlier today that by early 2019, all PS4 users will have the ability to change their online ID.
*Changes to online ID can be made through the Settings menu or via the Profile page on your PS4
You may be one of the few that will be able to change your online ID in the next coming weeks, according to PlayStation, the PSN Online ID Change feature beta will be a part of the PlayStation Preview Program, and will be available for select users that have previously registered for other PS4 system software betas. The Preview Program will conclude at the end of November 2018.
For everyone else, you will see the feature sometime early 2019–and don’t worry, the first name change is free. Any online ID changes after the first one will cost $9.99 USD/CAD and for PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99 USD/CAD.
There’s one catch–the feature may not work on all games and applications for the PS4, PS3 , and PS Vita systems. It will work for Ps4 games originally published after April 1st, 2018, but if a user runs into any issues the user may have to revert back to their original ID–for free. PlayStation will release a list of all games and applications that users won’t have any issues with when it officially launches in 2019.
It’s been a long time coming, with PlayStation owners requesting for the feature for years now; especially since Microsoft has allowed users to change their ID’s for over a decade now. However, we can put that all behind us, as well as our old ID’s. Do you have an embarrassing ID that you can’t wait to change? Let us know in the comments!