PSN Name Changes Officially Announced; PlayStation Preview Program Will Start Now, Official Rollout Coming Early 2019

It’s officially happening, PlayStation users will soon be able to change their PSN names! The long-awaited feature will be coming to those who sign up through the preview program, which is right here.

The preview program allows Sony to take a small scale of users and test out the new PSN name changes so that when the real one hits, it won’t be a complete meltdown for servers, systems, and whatnot.  Director of Social Media took to the Blog to give some details on the name changes, and like many expected, the first name change will come free, while the ones following will cost $10 for regular users and $5 for PS Plus members.

Shuman goes on to detail the name changes on a technical standpoint, check it out down below:

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.

So, the official name changes for the public are still a little ways off, but it is nice to see that Sony finally is doing this long-awaited requested feature. The preview program will conclude its testing at the end of November, with the general rollout coming early 2019.

So now that PSN name changes have a scheduled release, will you be jumping ship from your old usernames? If so let us know in the comments below on what your original username is and what you’ll be changing it too!

Source: PS Blog