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Sony Announces PSN Name Change Beta

Sony Announces PSN Name Change Beta

PSN users will also have the option to show their old ID alongside the new one, to make the transition more visible to online friends. "For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99".

As per the EU PlayStation Blog, a "full preview program" is kicking off soon for the PS4 that will allow a PSN ID change.

If you are not one of the lucky test users, you will need to wait until 2019, when a full roll out is planned for the feature.

There is a catch in the fact that the name change is compatible with all games published after April 1st, 2018, and "a large majority of the most-played PS4 games that were released before this date".

This feature is set to come first to the PlayStation Preview Program and will be made available to select users that have pre-registered as testers for previous PS4 system software betas. Sony will provide a list of supported ID change games (again, this is weird that it doesn't just work universally, and a glimpse into Sony's odd infrastructure).




The first name change will be free, and any subsequent changes will cost $9.99, or $4.99 for PlayStation Plus members. This can not be changed after setting it, so your old ID be forever stained onto your profile if choose to do so.

Unfortunately, not all applications and games for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita are guaranteed to be compatible, and "users may occasionally encounter issues or errors in certain games" after changing their name. Reverting back to an old ID will resolve most issues caused by the ID change.

Preview program to launch at the end of November. If there is any issue after changing your ID, it can be reverted free of charge. We'll get a list of officially compatible games at some point in the future.

So, what do we think?


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