PSN Users get to Change Names

For those of you that decided on the poor choice of a juvenile yet hilarious at the time name that you later regretted on the PlayStation system. Your cries have been heard and Sony will soon allow you to be able to upgrade yourself and hopefully, your name is not taken.

“We’re happy to announce that we will soon begin testing the long-awaited feature that will allow users to change their PlayStation Network Online ID from their PlayStation 4 system. The PSN Online ID Change feature beta will be a part of the PlayStation Preview Program, and will become available to select users that have pre-registered as testers for previous PS4 system software betas.”


The catch is the first change is, of course, free, but after that, there will be a charge of $9.99 and for plus members, it will be $4.99. I would advise you to choose wisely and you will be able to conduct this name change via the settings menu or in your profile page.


As a courtesy, you will have the option to display your previous names so your friends won’t be confused when they see a new name show up on their list. I don’t think this would be too much of a problem if you have some close friends using the display real name option available. I at times forget my friends PS4 handles since I know them by another handle, but that is pretty convenient.


“This feature is compatible with PS4 games originally published after April 1, 2018, and a large majority of the most-played PS4 games that were released before this date. However, please note not all games and applications for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems are guaranteed to support the online ID change, and users may occasionally encounter issues or errors in certain games. If for any reason you experience issues after changing your ID, you can revert back to your original ID for free at any time (you will only be able to revert once during the preview program). Reverting back to an old ID will resolve most issues caused by the ID change. In addition, when this feature officially launches, a list of compatible games published before April 1, 2018, will be provided on for reference before you make a change.”


Damn, that is something to keep in mind, but I don’t think that would be too much of an issue since they did announce the discontinuation of the PSVita and the PlayStation Plus program for both PS3 and Vita. Either way, just take caution if you do and it seems Sony is taking the right steps to not have mistakes. Well, you got your wish gamers and I can’t wait to see how creative many of you will be. – Beast Out –  

Source | PlS Blog

Beast Gamer Kuma

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I am a Beast trying to get his game on. Living by the ways of the Konami Code for many years until I decided to share my knowledge and opinions of the gaming world for you mortals. I hope you enjoy the content that we provide here! - Beast Out -
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