Sony's rolling out PlayStation Network online ID changes from 10th April in North America and 11th April in Europe, but you may be wondering how you can claim your new name. For those who change their PSN ID and later decide they want to revert back to the previous one, this, too, can be done for free. It does not work with PS3 or Vita.
A PS4 name change feature will launch later today, it has been announced. The first change is free (choose wisely), and changes after that will cost $9.99 USD/CAD. You'll be able to change your ID from Thursday Australian time, although Sony Australia hasn't specified precisely when. Reverting back to an old name is possible and doesn't cost any money.
If your ID is something you created without thinking (or is just plain lame), you can change it by either logging into your PSN account settings on a web browser or in the Account Management section of the Settings menu on your PlayStation 4.
Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline. Tested titles have been helpfully divided into three categories: Games with No Known Issues, Games with Issues Identified, and Games with Critical Issues.
In short, the company guarantees that games published after April 1, 2018 will take to any changed PSN IDs without a hitch.
Q: Can any account change their online ID?
The full supported games list can be found here.
A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature. This will make it easier for your friends to notice your ID change.
There are some risks associated with changing your PlayStation ID, as not all games support the feature. There's a compatibility list that shows the potential problems you might face, including a few titles (such as Just Dance 2017 and LittleBigPlanet 3) with "critical issues" that break the experience.
Below are some of the issues you may encounter.
PlayStation recommends reading its list of tested games to check if the feature is supported as well as if it may cause any other issues. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games. Reverting back should resolve most issues.