Sony Confirms You’ll Be Able To Change Your PSN Name

Rumours have been flying suggesting Sony was considering allowing users to update their PlayStation Network tags, and now it’s been confirmed.

The official PlayStation site confirms the news with the following statement: “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.

“During the preview program, you will be able to change your online ID as many times as you want. The first change is free, and changes after that will cost $9.99 USD / CAD. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99 USD/ CAD after the first change.”

Unfortunately, it’s not all good news, as you might face compatibility issues with older titles, with the blog adding: “This feature is compatible with PS4 games originally published after April 1, 2018, and a large majority of the most-played PS4 games that were released before this date.

“However, please note not all games and applications for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems are guaranteed to support the online ID change, and users may occasionally encounter issues or errors in certain games.

“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).

“Reverting back to an old ID will resolve most issues caused by the ID change. In addition, when this feature officially launches, a list of compatible games published before April 1, 2018, will be provided on for reference before you make a change.”

If you’re a die-hard PlayStation gamer then chances are you’ve had your PSN username for a pretty long time, which means it’s likely you might have grown out of it by now.

Whether you’ve got yourself stuck with a pretty ‘gangstaa’ name, or whether you’ve got xX-oNeLiKeThIs-xX, it’s safe to say there’s some pretty dire usernames in the world of PlayStation.

On a GameSpot forum, gamers discussed some of the worst usernames they’d ever seen when playing online, with some of the best efforts including “splooge69,” “xXx_MW2_G0D_xXx,” “manlybeard235” and “DigBick.”


These people are probably pretty damn happy that Sony’s including changeable usernames…

What’s the absolute worst username you’ve ever come across in a game, and are you happy to see Sony implement this ability into the PlayStation Network? Let us know below!