Finally, the most requested feature in PlayStation history is now live on the PSN.
Yes that’s right, you can now officially change your PSN ID, so say goodbye to _69 or xXx or whatever prefix or suffix you added to your username back in the day.
PlayStation announced the news late last night in a blog post, however it’s not without its caveats. You can read the full list of terms at the blog link above, otherwise here’s a brief summary of how the feature will work:
- Users can change their username either on their PS4 console or on a web browser.
- The first ID change will be free, with subsequent changes incurring a fee (£7.99/€9.99. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost £3.99/€4.99 for each change after the first one).
- There is no limit to how many ID changes you can make.
- Even if you change your ID, your old ID remains locked to your account. You can revert to an old ID at any stage for free (as long as the old one isn’t naughty and violates the Terms of Service).
- Players will have the option of displaying their old ID alongside their new ID for 30 days to help friends recognise who is who.
- Child accounts cannot change their ID.
- Games that are released after April 1, 2018, should support online ID change.
- We recommend that you check this list of tested game to ensure your new ID will be supported.
From blog post:
What kind of issues could I potentially run into?
Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.
- Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
- You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards trophies.
- Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
- You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.
Will you be changing your PSN ID? Let us know if the comments or on social media.