PSN ID Change Feature Announced, In PlayStation Preview Program Now

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The day we had only dreamed about is finally upon us.

On October 10, PlayStation announced that changes to your PSN Online ID "is coming", starting with a select group of test users.

As of now, the feature will only be available to PlayStation users that have registered as testers for previous PS4 system software betas.

Here's the kicker, because with Sony there usually is one: the name change won't actually work for every game.

All PSN users will be able to change their name once for free, though each subsequent change will cost money. Subsequent name changes will cost money, with it being $4.99 for PlayStation Plus members and $9.99 for everyone else.

To make the change from xxxSniperJoe420xxx to "MyWifeIsMyLife2012" you'll merely need to head to the settings menu or profile section of the PS4.

Your first ID change will be free of charge, allowing you to erase any embarrassing usernames you may still have.

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. Once you decide on which name to display, it will be permanent.

Users will be able to change their PlayStation Network Online ID as many times as they want during the preview program. However, some PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games will not be compatible, which could cause problems. At that time, a full list of compatible games (those published before April 1, 2018) will be released.

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