A few days ago reports emerged that Sony was already working on the option for players to change their name on the PlayStation Network (PSN). The arrival of this option was suggested in the framework of E3 2018 and now it is finally a reality.
Through the PlayStation blog, Sony confirmed that the function is already underway. First, it will enter the Beta phase thanks to the PlayStation Preview Program. It will be available to selected users who have previously participated in the PlayStation 4 firmware betas.
During the Beta of this function, the chosen ones will be able to change their ID as many times as they want. However, it must be clarified that the first change will be free and modifications made later will have a cost.
The modifications will cost $9.99 USD, but PlayStation Plus users only have to pay $4.99 USD after applying the first free exchange. Any adjustment can be made from the settings menu or on the PlayStation 4 profile page.
When changing ID, players will have the option to show their previous name along with the new one when they are connected. This so that all your friends can recognize them. Keep in mind that if you decide to show the 2 names, you cannot change this option later.
This new implementation will be compatible with PlayStation 4 games launched after April 1, 2018, as well as the most played titles on the platform. However, its operation in applications and games for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita is not guaranteed. Also, not all titles for PlayStation 4 will be compatible.
Sony commented that, in case of finding any error, it is possible to return to the original ID for free at any time. However, the change can only be reversed once during PlayStation Preview Program
The general launch of the ID change function is scheduled for early 2019. Sony recommended to the community to be aware of all the news that is announced in this regard.