PlayStation 4 owners, you can finally change your online ID

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According to Sony Corporation, every game published after April 1, 2018, should support this feature but there's no confirmation. On the console itself, the option is found under Settings Account Management Account Information Profile Online ID.

Before changing your PSN ID, you should give Sony's blog post on the new service a good read, but I have highlighted some important issues you may run into below.

If you are going to continue to play those games, or indeed games on PS3 or PS Vita, then probably best not to change your name.

After this initial free offering, you'll have to pay $9.99 ($4.99 for PlayStation Plus subscribers) to change your name. You should definitely check it out before changing your ID, as it may impact something you're now playing or may want to go back to in the future.

If you change your mind about your new ID, you can revert back to one of your old IDs for free as well.

Child accounts can not change their online ID. Second, in its original announcement, the company revealed that all PS4 games published on or after April 1, 2018 will support the feature. PlayStation outright does not recommend that players change their online ID if they "wish to continue playing that game without losing its entitlements and achievements which you have already bought or released".

Sony has confirmed that the old usernames will still belong to you after you decide to change your name. We've all had them, right?

The much awaited PSN name change feature rolls out for PS4 users today. From there, select Profile, and there you'll find Online ID.

Some common issues include the disappearance of your new name or the previous PSN ID still being visible. That was the date when game developers started using the feature as part of their games.

Is it free to change your PSN online ID?

It also notes that not all games have been tested and others may not support the change feature; there is a list of known compatible games here. And let's face it - if you've been stuck with an embarrassing ID for years, you'll probably be willing to make a few compromises to choose something more appropriate.

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