Sony has revealed the new update and now you can change your PSN Online ID starting today.
The feature is available in beta since last year and it will be available from today and you will also be able to change your ID via a web browser.
We’re excited to announce that the online ID change feature on PSN is officially launching to all PlayStation 4 owners from tomorrow. You’ll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser, and that feature will also be available from tomorrow. Thanks to all of you who participated in the beta preview program back in October/November and who gave us your feedback!
We do want to take this opportunity to clarify one point – as a result of the preview program, we’ve found an instance where a game did not fully support the feature, even though it was originally published after 1st April, 2018, contrary to what we mentioned in our original announcement. All PS4 games originally published on or after 1st April 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature, but there may be cases where a game is not fully compatible.
You can either change your online ID on your PS4 or web browser.
No. The change can only be made through a PS4 system or web browser.
The first change is free, and changes after that will cost £7.99/€9.99. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost £3.99/€4.99 for each change after the first one.
When changing your online ID, you’ll have the option to display your old ID next to your new ID in your Profile for 30 days. This will make it easier for your friends to notice your ID change. You can only select this option at the time you are changing your online ID.
In general, there are no restrictions to the number of times you can change your online ID.
You can as long as the old ID doesn’t violate the Terms of Service. You can revert back to any of your previous IDs by contacting PlayStation Support.
No, reverting back is free.
No, your old online ID is only available to you.
Yes, you can revert back to any of your previous online IDs, as long as those IDs do not violate the Terms of Service.
In general, there are no restrictions to the number of times you can revert your online ID.
Child accounts cannot change their online ID.
A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature. We recommend that you check this list of tested games before you make the actual change. PS3 and PS Vita games are not supported.
The game must have launched for the first time on or after April 1, 2018, to support the online ID change feature. For example, a game that first launched back in 2013 that has since been re-mastered or re-sold as a ‘complete edition’ in 2018 does not apply.
Games published after this date were developed using tools that support online ID change at a system level.
All PS4 games originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature, but we do not guarantee that all games will be fully compatible.
We recommend that you check this list of tested games before you make the actual change. A large majority of the most-played PS4 games that we tested support the feature, and we expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.
Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.
If you experience any issues while playing a game that is not on the list of tested games, we recommend that you revert back to your previous online ID that did not have those issues. Reverting back should resolve most issues.
For more information check out the Sony’s website below.