Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
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PlayStation Network online ID change feature coming in early 2019

PlayStation Network online ID change feature coming in early 2019

On the other hand, you can only choose to display your old ID or not at the time of the name change - the option won't be available later, suggesting that the old record is somewhat scrubbed after the change.

PlayStation has announced it will be testing a new feature that allows you to change your ID yourself.

The first change will be free. The first change is free, while any change after that will cost $9.99 United States dollars / $9.99 CAD / €9.99 / £7.99 for regular users and $4.99 USD / $4.99 CAD / €4.99 / £3.99 for PlayStation Plus members. Changes after that will cost $10 USD/CAD / €9.99 / £7.99. This can not be changed after setting it, so your old ID be forever stained onto your profile if choose to do so. The first time you change your name, it will be free. Additionally, you will have the option to display your old ID so that friends can become accustomed to the change.

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

Not all games will actually support the feature, but PlayStation says "a large majority of the most-played PS4 games" will, as well as any game "originally published after April 1, 2018". PlayStation is making it clear not all PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games are guaranteed to support the feature, so users might see issues or errors in certain games. We'll get a list of officially compatible games at some point in the future.

November 2018 is the planned date for the preview program with a full roll out in "early 2019". During the preview program you can revert back if the errors are so busted that you can't use programs correctly.

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