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PlayStation Network – Online ID change feature launching today for all


The day that PS4 owners have been looking forward to is finally here! All PlayStation Network users can finally change their embarrassing Online IDs to something a bit more mainstream if they wish.

As detailed on the official PlayStation Blog and the PlayStation help site. The first Online ID change is free, but will cost $4.99 for PS Plus subscribers and $9.99 for non subscribers who want to change their ID again afterwards. And there will be no restrictions on how many times that users make an update, and pay Sony to do so.

There can apparently be some small issues with older games and online functionality, so be aware before making the decision to change PSN Online IDs.

See the announcement by Sony on the PS Blog below.

We’re excited to announce that the online ID change feature on PSN is officially launching to all PlayStation 4 owners later today. You’ll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser, and that feature will also be available starting today. Thanks to all of you who participated in the beta preview program back in October/November and who gave us your feedback!

We do want to take this opportunity to clarify one point – as a result of the preview program, we’ve found an instance where a game did not fully support the feature, even though it was originally published after April 1, 2018, contrary to what we mentioned in our original announcement. All PS4 games originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature. However, since they have not all been specifically tested with the feature, we cannot guarantee that they will support it. For more details and information, we encourage you to refer to the list of tested games before making a change to your online ID. Do keep in mind that the large majority of most actively played PS4 games support the feature.