Sony rolling out the ability to change your online ID on PSN

14 April, 2019, 02:35 | Author: Rodolfo Hawkins
  • PlayStation ID Name Change feature officially live today on PS4 here’s how to change your PSN IDBy Keshav Bhat

Sony has announced that users will be able to change their PlayStation Network online ID later today in the United States, and from tomorrow, April 11, in Europe. Games published on or after April 1, 2018 should support this new change, but Sony has not tested all of the games to be sure, according to the blog post. On your console, go to the Settings menu, select "Account Management", then "Account Information", then "Profile", and finally "Online ID".

Changing your name might confuse some of the people on your friends list so Sony is letting players display their previous name right next to the new one. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost £3.99/€4.99 for each change after the first one. Changing to an ID effectively means you've bought it permanently, and are free to revert to it anytime you want.

The first time that you change your PSN ID, it's free.

All PS4 users with non-child accounts can change their ID, either through the PS4 or a web browser.

Back in October 2018, Sony announced a new feature that would allow players to change their PSN IDs. However, the service will be paid, except for the first time, when changing your PSN wouldn't cost you a thing.

After a long wait, you can finally change your PSN ID. However, this isn't a guarantee, as not every title has been tested with the name change feature. This has been one of the most requested features for PSN users for years and from later today it will be a reality. This is possible because old names won't be made available to anyone else but remain associated with the same account behind the scenes.

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Not all games will support a new ID, however.

Q: Where and how can I change my online ID? PlayStation provided a list of games that will have critical issues due to name changes.

The PSN name change can only be done via a PS4 or web browser - it can't be done through a PS3 or PS Vita system.

A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature.

You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards trophies.

The company also released another (much longer) list of titles that are known to have less-critical issues.



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