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

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

The long-fabled PSN name change will finally be a reality.

As per the EU PlayStation Blog, a "full preview program" is kicking off soon for the PS4 that will allow a PSN ID change. Initially, it is only going to be available to Sony's "Playstation Preview Program", but the feature is planned to be rolled out for everyone in the new year. For those that do get access, you'll be able to do your first change for free. You can change your Online ID as many times as you want, but much as with Xbox only the first change is free - it'll cost you $9.99 USD/CAD or your local equivalent after that. This can not be changed after setting it, so your old ID be forever stained onto your profile if choose to do so. Older PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita games may not support the feature and could experience errors as a result. The preview is set to end around November 2018, while full implementation is set for 2019. Also, after you do change your name, you could display your old one to help people recognize who you are. "For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99". They'll give you the option to revert back to your old ID (once), but even then PlayStation can only commit to "most" issues caused by the ID change being resolved.

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Another caveat is that the new feature won't be compatible with all games. In addition, when this feature officially launches, a list of compatible games published before April 1, 2018, will be provided on PlayStation.com for reference before you make a change.

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