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Gamers Can Change Their PSN Online ID In Early 2019

by Matthew Kato on Oct 10, 2018 at 08:42 AM

Sony has officially announced the news that many PlayStation fans have been waiting for: Users will be able to change their PSN Online ID starting in early 2019.

The first change is free, and subsequent changes will cost $4.99 for PlayStation Plus subscribers and $9.99 for non-members. The change can be made through the settings menu or your profile page on your PS4.

The company will start testing the feature soon in a beta through the PlayStation Preview Program and can be tested by select users who have previously participated in PS4 system software betas.

Some other details regarding the feature:

  • When you change your ID you have a one-time chance to display your old ID alongside the new one.
  • You can revert back to your old ID for free.
  • This is only compatible with PS4 titles published after April 1, 2018 and "a large majority of the most-played PS4 games" before this time. Errors may occur for games and applications on the PS4, PS3, and Vita if you make the change. Sony will provide a list of compatible pre-April 1, 2018 titles when the feature launches. 

[Source: Official PlayStation Blog]