PlayStation announce when you'll be able to change your PSN ID

Nichole VegaOct 11, 2018

Sony announced today on the PlayStation blog that they will soon begin testing the long-awaited ID change feature. You will also be able to display your old ID along with your new one if you want friends to recognize you, however you can only enable or disable this feature when you make the actual name change - after that it's locked.

Sony is trialing a feature which will finally allow PlayStation users to change their PlayStation Network Online ID.

If accepted, users will be able to change their online ID as many times as they'd like, with the first change being completely free.

Now, at long last, PSN will fall in line with virtually every other online service you can think of and let users change their name.

There's a few quirks to the upcoming feature that you should know about, especially if you're the sort of person who likes to dive into their library and play older games. This can not be changed after setting it, so your old ID be forever stained onto your profile if choose to do so. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost €4.99/£3.99 after the first change.

That being said, when the feature officially launches, Sony will provide a full list of compatible games so you can plan ahead and weigh your options.

If you make it into the preview program, you can change your ID to your heart's content until the beta wraps up at the end of November 2018.

Can I change my PSN name back to the old one?

During the preview program you can revert back if the errors are so busted that you can't use programs correctly. "Changes to online ID can be made through the Settings menu or via the Profile page of your PS4". Are you excited to be able to change that (admit it) slightly embarrassing gamer tag? "The full roll-out of the feature to all PS4 owners is planned for early 2019, so stay tuned for updates down the road!"

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