PSN Name Changes Will Be Available In Early 2019

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Tired of living with a PSN name you regret? Well, Sony has finally announced that changing your name will be available to all users early next year.

The feature will enter a testing phase first with select users that are part of PlayStation’s Preview program. A full roll out of the feature is expected in early 2019.

Changing your PSN name for the first time will be free of charge. Soon after, each PSN name change will cost you $10. For PlayStation Plus members, it’ll only cost you $5.

It’s not perfect though, as not all PS4, PS3, Vita games are going to support your new ID.

Here’s how Sony explains it via their blog post:

“When you change your online ID, you will have the option to display your previous ID with your new ID, so your friends can recognize you. Once you decide to display your old ID or not, you won’t be able to adjust this after completing the online ID change process.

This feature is compatible with PS4 games originally published after 1st April 2018, and a large majority of the most played PS4 games that were released before this date. However, please note not all games and applications for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems are guaranteed to support the online ID change, and users may occasionally encounter issues or errors in certain games.

If for any reason you experience issues after changing your ID, you can revert back to your original ID for free at any time (you will only be able to revert once during the preview program). Reverting back to an old ID will resolve most issues caused by the ID change. In addition, when this feature officially launches, a list of compatible games published before April 1, 2018, will be provided on for reference before you make a change.”

It’s one of the most requested features since the PlayStation Network first launched in 2006. There was no exact date given, but it’s good to hear official confirmation that I can change my account from ihernan123 to something more tolerable.