PSN ID Switching, one of the most requested features, is finally coming in early 2019, with a limited beta in the PlayStation Preview program in November.
If you were to answer the question, “What do PlayStation fans want most from their gaming experience,” you’d probably think of things like even more realistic graphics, larger worlds, and gaming experiences. smoother game. And of course, while many fans undoubtedly want some or all of these things, most of them have one request in common and have had it since before the PS4 was conceived. It’s time for Xx420BlazeSephirothxX and GokuSlayer285938276 to rejoice as Sony finally confirmed today that the PSN ID change is coming and will be available in early 2019.
Those in the PlayStation Preview program will be able to test out this feature a little earlier, likely in October and November. As with Gamertag changes on Xbox, the first PSN ID change will be free with each subsequent change at a cost of $9.99, or $4.99 for PS Plus users.
Those who still wish to view their old PSN ID will have the option to do so, as it will help remind certain players on their friends list who they are; however, this feature appears to be permanent. According to the PS blog post, whether or not you decide to display your old ID next to your new ID, this setting cannot be adjusted once the online ID change process is complete.
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This part, in particular, is weird. I wish PlayStation would expand on this, or maybe show a picture of how it will work, as some gamers no doubt want to say goodbye to their old PSN ID forever, but would still like the convenience of not having to update their entire friend list about it. If your old PSN ID is just on your profile page, that would be a good compromise. If it somehow shows up next to your name in every game, I can see that’s annoying.
It’s not all good news, however. Sony states that all games released after April 1, 2018 will support this feature without issue. Most older games should also do this, but not all apps for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita systems are guaranteed to support it. In this case, users will have the option to revert their PSN ID to their original ID, which will restore functionality to all games at all levels.
This is the only part of the ad that raises red flags. Again, the blog is vague in its wording. If that means users would lose access to their digital games that don’t support renaming, that could easily deter some from making the switch. But, as it stands, we’ll have to wait and see until Preview program users start posting their impressions.