Those who have been stuck with a PSN Online ID that they may have picked long ago and want the option to change it have their prayers answered, as Playstation announce via the Playstation Blog they will be introducing a way to change your ID in a preview program soon.
Playstation Are Finally Adding PSN Online ID Change Feature
Playstation players have long been awaiting this feature and it looks like it will finally be coming to PS4. Changing your PSN Online ID will be coming to beta as part of the Playstation Preview Program. This program will select users from pre-registered testers from previous PS4 system software betas.
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
The program participants will be allowed to scrap their old online IDs as many times as they wish. Users must note that the first change is free but after that initial change there will be a fee. To change an ID, users must access it through the Settings menu or via the Profile page of your PS4.
ID change after first change – $9.99 USD/CAD
ID change after first change for Playstation Plus members – $4.99
Just like with Steam, you can display your previous ID so that your friends can recognise you after you have updated your ID name. But users should note, once you decide whether or not to display your previous ID, this will not be adjustable after the ID has been changed.
PS4 owners should also be aware that this feature will only be compatible with PS4 games originally published after April 1st, 2018 and a range of most-played games that were released before the aforementioned date. This feature will not work with all games and applications for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems. If an error does occur, you can simply revert back to your original ID at no charge (once only during the preview program). Once the program officially launches a list of the game will be published letting you know which are compatible.
The preview program will finish at the end of November 2018. Those who are waiting for the official launch will need to wait until 2019. We have been waiting this long, guess we can wait until next year for the official rollout. What do you think of this news? Let us know in the comments below.
For more console news find it here in Sony President Shares “It’s Necessary To Have A Next-Generation Hardware” and Microsoft Reveals Project XCloud Game Streaming Service Trials Starting 2019. To know what games made our list this month read about it here in Top 5 Upcoming RPGs Of October 2018.