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PSN ID change feature entering beta, publicly available in 2019

10 October 2018

Now, you won't be able to change your name quite yet, but rest assured that it's coming.

"The PSN Online ID Change feature beta will be a 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", said Sony.

All PSN users will be able to change their name once for free, though each subsequent change will cost money. Subsequent changes will cost £7.99/$9.99, or £3.99/$4.99 if you have PlayStation Plus. If you do decide to change your PSN name (which is probably a majority of you), you will have the option to display either your brand new ID or your old one, for recognition's sake.

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Another caveat is that the new feature won't be compatible with all games. Some PlayStation 4 games released before April 1, 2018 and all published after that date will support the feature.

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. When PlayStation Network online ID changes officially launch, Sony will publish a list of compatible games released before April 1, 2018.

The preview program is set to go until the end of November 2018, and PlayStation has plans to roll it out for all PS4 players in early 2019.

PSN ID change feature entering beta, publicly available in 2019