PSN ID Change Entering PlayStation Preview Program Soon, Roll Out Planned for Early 2019

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Remember when a rumor cropped up that developers were readying their games for the PSN ID change option for Sony’s online platform? As it turns out, this rumor is entirely legit.

Announced via the PlayStation Blog, Sony states that this PSN ID change feature will be 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.

Those who wish to change their PSN IDs can do so for free for the first time they want to change it, but changes after that will cost $9.99. Now, if you’re a PS Plus member, it’ll be way cheaper at just $4.99 after the first change. The PSN ID change feature can be made at the PS4’s “Settings” menu or via the Profile page.

When players change their PSN online IDs, they will have the option to display their previous online IDs in case you want your online friends to know who this “new” person is. This is a one-time feature, so if you choose to have your old PSN ID visible or not, you have to decide beforehand or you won’t be able to reverse it.

Lastly, this feature will be compatible with games originally published after April 1, 2018, and a “large majority” of the “most played” PS4 games that were released before this date. Sony mentions that not all games and apps for the PS4, PS3, and Vita are guaranteed to support this online ID change. Those who experience issues with their PSN ID change in certain games, they will be able to roll back to their previous online ID free of charge at any time.

Sony states that it will reveal a list of compatible games for this PSN ID change feature, so beta tester or not, you’ll know if your fave game is on the list.

The PlayStation Preview Program with this feature is scheduled to conclude this November 2018, with the full roll out of the feature planned sometime in “early 2019.”

About damn time, no? Now xXx_ReaperVsGrim_xXx and all those other edgelord names can finally stop cringing and change their PSN online IDs soon!

Speaking of PSN, don’t forget the two sales going on right now: there’s the “Only on PlayStation” sale, and the “PS VR Celebration” sale which has quite a number of titles at discounted prices.

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