For the longest time PlayStation fans have been wanting to change their PSN names but to no avail. However now Sony is finally allowing to change your PSN name very soon.
Sony announced all of the details of it via the PlayStation Blog. A beta to change your name will be happening and your first name change will be free of charge. If you want to change it again, it will cost $9.99 USD each time. PlayStation Plus members get a small discount as name changes will only cost $4.99 USD per turn. You can read about the details down below.
“When you change your online ID, you will have the option to display your previous ID with your new ID, so your friends can recognize you. Once you decide to display your old ID or not, you won’t be able to adjust this after completing the online ID change process.
This feature is compatible with PS4 games originally published after April 1, 2018, and a large majority of the most-played PS4 games that were released before this date. However, please note not all games and applications for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems are guaranteed to support the online ID change, and users may occasionally encounter issues or errors in certain games. If for any reason you experience issues after changing your ID, you can revert back to your original ID for free at any time (you will only be able to revert once during the preview program). Reverting back to an old ID will resolve most issues caused by the ID change. In addition, when this feature officially launches, a list of compatible games published before April 1, 2018, will be provided on PlayStation.com for reference before you make a change.”
The preview program for changing the name ends in November 2018. After that, all PSN users will be able to change their names sometime in early 2019.