How To Change PSN Online ID on PS4

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PlayStation has announced that the ability to change your PSN Online ID is finally going to be live later today.

All PS4 games developed on or after April 1 a year ago have been developed to support this feature, but there may still be cases where a game isn't fully compatible, which is why Sony advises everyone to consult the list of tested games.

PS4 name change feature is launching soon with PlayStation fans soon able to change their PSN Online ID. Enter the online ID of your choice and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the ID change.

You can check out the full list of games supported and impacted by PSN name changes here. PlayStation Plus members only have to pay $4.99/£3.99 for every subsequent change. Thankfully, reverting back to an old ID is free, and you still claim it even if you give it up. The feature will be as simple as visiting your "Account Management" page and entering a new online ID.

Should you decide your new ID is not what you want, you can change as many times as you'd like, or revert back to your original ID for free.

With the new name change option, this issue seems to still not be completely ironed out. But you can enable this feature only at the time of the name change.

Below are some of the issues you may encounter.

No, your old online ID is only available to you. "It is possible to incur permanent game errors or data loss as a result of using the feature".

It's the PlayStation feature that, aside from cross-platform play, people have mostly been asking for.

Q: Why is it that only games published after April 1, 2018 were developed to support online ID change?

They've provided a list of tested games right HERE.

Is it free to change your PSN online ID?

Sony compiled a list of 10 titles that are known to have "critical issues" relating to the name-change feature, including LittleBigPlanet 3, Disc Jam, and Just Dance 2017. However, it will not be supported directly on older devices such as the PS3 or PS Vita.

Any further questions can be asked on the official PlayStation support page you can find at the link. The biggest issues might include the game showing your old name, losing saved data or access to downloadable content.

The feature is a welcomed addition, despite the issues that it will present for numerous titles.

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