After years of talking about the possibility of changing your PlayStation Network handle, Sony is finally close to making it a reality. The company has announced that it will soon launch a PSN Online ID Change beta for “select” users who are part of the PlayStation Preview Program. Fans have been waiting for this for years.
Your first name change will be free, but after that, it will cost $10 per change ($5 if you’re a PlayStation Plus member), This will discourage abuse. The preview for the feature will end in November, but it should reach all PS4 owners by around early 2019.
You’ll be able to show your previous ID alongside your current one, although you’ll want to be careful. You can’t change that after completing the name change. You should also know that not every game will work with your new ID. It will work with every PS4 game published after April 1st, 2018 and should be compatible with the “large majority” of popular PS4 games released before then, but some PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games might produce errors.
If you want, you can revert once to your original ID for free, and that should fix any glitches. You’ll see a game compatibility list soon.
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