Following the recent speculation from last week concerning the possible username change option coming to the platform, it was revealed from Sony confirming that we can expect the long awaited feature in the near future.
Announced in a blog post that the ability to change User Online IDs will be available in early 2019.
For those who plan to change their name when the feature is put into effect, there will be no charge to your PlayStation Network account. Any following name changes will be an additional $4.99 for PlayStation Plus members. And for those who aren’t subscribed to the service will be charged $9.99.
Users who are changing their names will also be given the option to display their old PSN ID for your friends to recognize you online. If you choose to use your older name along with your new username, you will not be able to undo the choice. If for any reason you don’t like your new name, users will be able to revert to the original ID for free.
When playing online, your new username will only be presented on titles younger than April 1, 2018 with a good majority of older title to be compatible with the change.
For those who are eager to get their hands on the feature will be able to try it out in the preview program this November.
Source: PlayStation Blog