Soon You’ll Be Able to Change Your Tired Old PSN ID

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Sony announced today on the PlayStation blog that they will soon begin testing the long-awaited ID change feature. Sony is rolling out name change functionality first as a beta that will only be available through the PlayStation Preview Program.

'If for any reason you experience issues after changing your ID, you can revert back to your original ID for free at any time (you will only be able to revert once during the preview program). Any name changes after that will cost you $10 a pop. It will be compatible with PS4 games released after April 1, 2018, and "the majority of the most-played PS4 games" released before this date. If you've got one of those PSN names that makes you cringe every time you look at it, you'll soon be able to do something about it and leave that name in the past.

Your first PSN name change is a freebie, on Sony.

You can revert to your old PSN name at any point for free (though you'll only be able to do it once during the Preview Program).

Sony is trialing a feature which will finally allow PlayStation users to change their PlayStation Network Online ID. That small cost is meant to discourage scammers and griefers from constantly changing their account name for the purposes of harassment. So 24 year-old TW33NY_BOppErZ can now rest easy that they can change their handle to something more palatable in the new year.

If you ever wanted to change your PSN Online ID on your PS4 but were frustrated at the lack of ability to do so, there is some good news on the horizon.

Microsoft would in fact charge Xbox Live users a fee to change their name, which many players obliged to, but Sony were still reluctant.

Preview program to launch at the end of November.

One handy feature is that you can display your old ID once you change our name, just so your mates recognise you.

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