PlayStation Online ID name change feature coming soon

Alfred Osborne
October 10, 2018

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

"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", said Sony. The long-fabled PSN name change will finally be a reality. For those that do get access, you'll be able to do your first change for free.

Virgin to be in space 'within weeks'
Right now the price of a Virgin Galactic ticket is nearly $250,000-and it won't be dropping anytime soon. Blue Origin, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos , has said it aims for test flights by the end of 2018.

Google Shutters Google+ Following Privacy Vulnerability
The company cited the reason of the closure as the fact that Google+ had failed to achieve "broad consumer or developer adoption". Earlier on Tuesday, Ireland's data protection regulator said it would seek more information from Google regarding the breach.

Watch 2018 American Music Awards live stream online
Cardi B , who was tied with Drake for the most AMA nominations, won the first award of the night for favorite rap/hip-hop artist. The 2018 American Music Awards were held on October 9 local time at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

If you ever wanted to change your PSN Online ID on your PS4 but were frustrated at the lack of ability to do so, there is some good news on the horizon. The gist is that the first hit is free, and after that you'll have to pay the nominal fee of $9.99 that Microsoft also charges. This can not be changed after setting it, so your old ID be forever stained onto your profile if choose to do so. The preview program is scheduled to end in November, with the feature officially rolling out in early 2019. Once you decide on which name to display, it will be permanent. However, some PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games will not be compatible, which could cause problems. Sony will allow you to display both IDs at the same time so your friends will know you made a change and don't get confused.

While all PlayStation 4 games published after April 1, 2018 will be compatible with this new feature, anything published before that date is not guaranteed. At that time, a full list of compatible games (those published before April 1, 2018) will be released.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER