PSN Name Changes Officially Announced by Sony

Gerald Bowen
October 10, 2018

Finally, after months of hints and rumors, Sony has officially announced that the option to change your PSN Online ID is now being tested and will roll out to all PlayStation users in "early 2019" (with earlier testing for members of the PlayStation Preview Program).

With each huge update that hits the PlayStation network, many PSN users have had no problem being vocal about there displeasure that there still isn't a way to change those old gamertags.

That's it! There's going to be a preview program for registered PlayStation testers during which all name changing will be free.

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced a feature that many have been waiting for a long time: the ability to change your PSN nickname. You can't change that after completing the name change, Sony said.

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.

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

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The name change feature will work for games which were published after April 2018 and the most popular PlayStation 4 games.

During the preview program, users will be able to change their online ID multiple times. Subsequent name changes will cost money, with it being $4.99 for PlayStation Plus members and $9.99 for everyone else.

During the preview, you will be able to change your online ID as many times as you want.

But don't worry, before the feature is officially rolled out PlayStation will publish a list of compatible games and applications. If gamers run into an issue with their new ID, they can revert back to their old one once during the beta testing.

Preview program to launch at the end of November. A full roll-out to all PlayStation users in planned for early 2019.

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