PSN Online Name Changes Finally Launching Later Today, Supported Games Revealed

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After 12 years and near countless requests from PlayStation fans, PSN ID Name Changes are officially launching later today (tomorrow in Europe)!

The feature was officially announced back in October, with a closed beta available during November/December to test the feature and ensure the new PSN ID changes are supported for as many games as possible.

When the feature goes live later today, here’s how you can change your PSN ID:


PlayStation 4:

  • Step 1: From your PS4 go to [Settings].

  • Step 2: Select [Account Management] > [Account Information] > [Profile] > [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.

Web browser:

  • Step 1: Sign in to your PlayStation Network account 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.

Much like with Xbox Gamertags, your first PSN ID name change is free, with the next costing $9.99 USD/£7.99 (or $4.99 USD/£3.99 for PS Plus members). Your PSN ID can be reverted back to your original name as many times as you’d like for free.

All games published on or after April 1st 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature, meaning titles such The Crew 2, DiRT Rally 2, this year’s Need for Speed game and the recently-released Dangerous Driving will work with the feature from the get go.

PlayStation have released a full list of games supporting the feature which launched prior to this date, which you can check out here. Below you can find a list of noteworthy racing/actions games that are supported for the new name change feature:

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Games With No Issues:

  • DiRT 4

  • DiRT Rally

  • DRIVECLUB

  • Gran Turismo Sport

  • Need for Speed

  • Need for Speed: Payback

  • Need for Speed Rivals

  • Project CARS

  • Project CARS 2

  • The Crew

  • Watch Dogs

  • Watch Dogs

Games With Issues Identified:

  • Grand Theft Auto V (Issues Identified*)

  • WipEout™ Omega Collection (Issues Identified*)

Games With Critical Issues:

  • ONRUSH (Critical Issues**)

While most games seem to be issue-free, Its worth being cautious when changing your PSN ID as Sony warns you may; lose in-game currency whether paid for or earned, lose game progress including scores and progress toward trophy unlocking and lose user-generated content or parts of the game may not function properly (both online and offline).

Will you be changing your PSN ID? Personally, I’m so attached to ‘Spike-123_’ that I can’t see myself changing it, though Theo definitely can’t wait to ditch ‘mr-malro’!


[Source: PlayStation]