PSN Name Changes Are Finally Coming

Ruben Fields
October 10, 2018

Details about how the PSN name change will work were also revealed. It will begin as part of the PlayStation Preview Program for those who have signed up for the betas for previous PS4 software updates.

On October 10, PlayStation announced that changes to your PSN Online ID "is coming", starting with a select group of test users. On the other hand, you can only choose to display your old ID or not at the time of the name change - the option won't be available later, suggesting that the old record is somewhat scrubbed after the change. The preview program is scheduled to end in November, with the feature officially rolling out in early 2019.

All PSN users will be able to change their name once for free, though each subsequent change will cost money. Subsequent name changes will cost money, with it being $4.99 for PlayStation Plus members and $9.99 for everyone else. It will be compatible with PS4 games released after April 1, 2018, and "the majority of the most-played PS4 games" released before this date.

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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". Older PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita games may not support the feature and could experience errors as a result.

During the preview program, users will be able to change their online ID multiple times. During the preview program you can revert back if the errors are so busted that you can't use programs correctly.

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