ID Change Now Possible on PlayStation (With a Caveat)
By Kasaix • 2 months ago • 5 comments


This is a bit off our beaten path, but we figure lots of people here are PS gamers. According to the PS Blog, which you can see HERE, PS players needing a bit of a change in name, either for a change of pace or to finally do away with really cringy usernames, can change their PS ID. That feature has been heavily requested for years, and now it's possible. 


We’re excited to announce that the online ID change feature on PSN is officially launching to all PlayStation 4 owners later today. You’ll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser, and that feature will also be available starting today. Thanks to all of you who participated in the beta preview program back in October/November and who gave us your feedback!


However, I did say there was a caveat. Some games, especially those made before April 2018, may not be too keen to accept the change in names. 


Previous online ID(s) may remain visible to you and other players, or the online ID is no longer visible in some areas in a game title (in-game rankings, leaderboards, etc). For some game titles, the online ID will automatically update if you sign out and then sign back in to the game or when various gameplay activity is performed after sign-in.

User accounts on PlayStation may be unlinked from game accounts. Linking accounts again may restore the original linkage.

Certain game settings may be initialized to their default state (audio setting, controller setting, etc). For some game titles, settings may be recovered if you sign out and then sign back in to the game.

User may lose in-game currency whether paid for or earned.

Loss of game progress, including scores and progress toward trophy unlocking.

Loss of user-generated content or parts of the game may not function properly, both online and offline.


So it's a gamble. Caveat emptor and all that. A list of these games can be found HERE.