PSN Name Change Feature Beta Coming, Will Launch For Everyone In 2019

  • PSN Name Change Feature Beta Coming, Will Launch For Everyone In 2019

PSN Name Change Feature Beta Coming, Will Launch For Everyone In 2019

Last week we heard from multiple developers that Sony was about to unveil its PSN name-changing service: something Microsoft rolled out many years ago that Sony fans have clamored for.

To be honest, though, this sounds like it's been a complex feature for Sony to implement.

Unlike its rival system, the Xbox 360 and now the Xbox One X, PSN users were unable to ever change their username after creating it. Subsequent changes will cost £7.99/$9.99, or £3.99/$4.99 if you have PlayStation Plus.

Details about how the PSN name change will work were also revealed. This is a one-time decision and once it's made, it's irreversible.

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".

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. You can, however, revert once to your original ID for free, and that should fix any glitches. You'll see a game compatibility list when name changing officially arrives.