Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has officially announced the ability to change your PSN name. Users in the PlayStation Preview Program will get to test the feature out first.
Sony shed some details on the long-awaited feature. Users can change their PSN name as many times as they want and the first time they change their name is free. Subsequent changes will cost $9.99 USD, but PlayStation Plus members will get that price cut in half to $4.99 USD. Sony mentions that changes to your PSN name can be made through the Settings menu or via the Profile page of your PS4.
It's official: the ability to change your PSN Online ID is coming. Here are the first details: https://t.co/dSBprNkjDZ Testing with select users starts soon, full rollout planned for early 2019 pic.twitter.com/4eM4lkNo9y
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 10, 2018
If you decide to change your name, you will have the ability to display your previous ID as well, so that your friends won’t be confused who they are playing with. If you decide to display your old PSN name, you won’t be able to change it.
The company also noted that PS4 games published after April 1, 2018, will be compatible with the new feature. “A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that were released before this date” will also be compatible with the change. Keep in mind, that not all games on PS4, or PS3 and Vita, will work with your name change and may cause errors to occur. If you run into issues, Sony also mentioned that you can revert back to your old name.
The beta is scheduled to conclude at the end of November this year, and all PS4 users will have the ability to finally change their name in early 2019.
This news comes after reports from last week saying the feature was imminent.
In recent PlayStation news, Sony also confirmed that you’ll be able to play Fortnite against friends on other platforms. The company also announced the PlayStation Classic, a miniature version of the original console packed with 20 games.
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