PSN Name Change Feature Available for All PS4 Users From Today: Sony

PSN Name Change Feature Available for All PS4 Users From Today: Sony

PSN Name Change Feature Available for All PS4 Users From Today: Sony

PlayStation 4 owners can now change their Online ID on the PSN network, PlayStation has announced.

To aid your friends on PSN, your old ID may be displayed next to your new ID on your profile for 30 days.

After countless of days being distant of a very common feature found nearly everywhere, PlayStation confirmed that PSN users will be able to change their online ID.

Sony recommends not changing your PSN ID, if you would like to continue playing those 10 games.

Changing a PSN ID won't work from the older PlayStation 3 or Vita consoles, neither will PS3 or Vita games show new names at all, while child accounts can't have their names changed either.

There is no limit to how many times you can change your PSN ID, however, after the first change, each additional change will cost $9.99 USD/CAD or $4.99 USD/CAD for PlayStation Plus members. You should definitely check it out before changing your ID, as it may impact something you're now playing or may want to go back to in the future.

Child accounts can not change their online ID. You'll be able to make the change there. That said, Sony does not guarantee all games fully support the feature. So, if your user ID is something obnoxious like "GR8MASTRB8TR", now would be a good time to change it to something a tad more sensible, free of charge.

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PlayStation has also added a brand-new help section about the Online ID that you can find here.

Also, your old ID will remain available to you. Also, it seems that some games published after April 2018 don't support this feature, even though they were all supposed to be developed with the feature in mind. "It is possible to incur permanent game errors or data loss as a result of using the feature".

PlayStation users have been begging for the name change feature. At the time, it was revealed that the first name change would be free.

You can check out the tested games with critical issues. Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore (SIES) says that games published after 1 April will be fine, as well as a number of other popular PS4 games.

A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature. Games released after that date should, but not all have been tested, and exceptions have been found.

You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency. Doing so should resolve most issues experienced.

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