PlayStation Network Name Changes Coming Today, but Not Every Game Will Support Your New ID

PlayStation Network Name Changes Coming Today, but Not Every Game Will Support Your New ID

Sony's released a list of games with known PSN ID change issues.

The long-awaited online ID change feature is finally here for PSN. PlayStation 4 owners will finally be able to change their embarrassing online ID name they created for themselves in middle school when the option becomes available later today.

Players can change their ID from either directly through their PlayStation 4, or the web browser. Players cannot change their IDs through the PS3 or PS Vita. The first name change will be free, but changing your online ID after that will cost $9.99 USD, or $4.99 USD if you're a member of PlayStation Plus. You can even revert to your previous online ID for free.

Sony announced that PSN online ID name changes would be coming to the service back in October 2018, and Sony conducted a beta preview program to make sure that PSN ID name changes wouldn't break too many things. Unfortunately, it does seem like Sony discovered some games that are known to have issues.

According to Sony, only games that launched for the first time after April 1, 2018 support the online ID change feature as they were built with tools that support the change. But during testing there seem to be games, even those published after April 2018, that are known to have issues when a player changes their ID name. These include games like Disc Jam, Everybody's Golf, and a bunch of MLB the Show games.

But a majority of PS4 games tested seem to support the feature. And maybe you're willing to risk the ID change if it means you can ditch the "xXBigSniperKillerZXx" online handle. Here's our guide on how to change your PSN ID, as well as answers to common questions regarding the name change process.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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