The long requested feature of being able to change your name on PlayStation has finally come. Starting today all PlayStation 4 owners will be able to change their online ID and you’ll be able to do it on the console or via a web browser. In late 2018 there was a beta preview program for the feature so the testers could give feedback to Sony before officially launching the feature.
An interesting note about this is that all PS4 games that were originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature. They also say that all of them have not been tested with the feature and they cannot guarantee that they will support it.
Here are the steps Sony posted on how you can change your name via web browser:
- Step 1: Sign in to your and select PSN Profile in the menu.
- Step 2: Select the Edit button that’s next to your Online ID.
- Step 3: Enter an Online ID of your choice or choose from one of the suggestions.
- Step 4: Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the change.
The first change you do is free, and changes after that will cost $9.99 and for PlayStation Plus members it will cost $4.99. For your friends who are confused by the name change when you sign on with the new name there will be a display with your old PSN tag for 30 days so there’s no confusion with your friends list.
If you wanted to revert back to your old online ID it’s entirely free, you’ll just have to contact PlayStation Support. It’s about time Sony has introduced this feature to PlayStation users as Microsoft has had it available to Xbox for over 10 years now.