Ever since the dawn of PSN, players such as myself have been wondering on when Sony will finally allow its users to be able to change their names on their PSN accounts. We’ve all been there before, thinking that names such as “coolguy123” or “gamergurl541” are awesome, and then immediately regretting it afterward. Well, it has been reported that Sony may finally allow players to have a shot at redeeming their PSN names.
A website called PushSquare was able to obtain a survey conducted by Sony that suggests that the company has been “exploring the possibility of adding a feature to PSN that lets users change their ID.” The survey revealed users may be able to change their PSN ID “multiple times” for free. However, the ability to change names will only be available once every six months. If the user decided that they want to revert back to their original ID, then they would have to contact Sony’s support team.
The information obtained by PushSquare from the survey did not reveal any details as to whether Sony would charge a fee for a name change. Comparing it to Microsoft, users can change their Xbox Live Gamertag once for free, and then charges will be incurred to the player for subsequent changes. Given the fact that Sony did not comment on the information relayed by PushSquare as of this moment, we should all take this information with a grain of salt as the survey stated that “We can’t be sure whether this feature will be added or not, but we can be sure your opinions on the matter will be heard.
Hopefully, Sony will add this feature on PSN soon. I mean, a lot of players are already asking for it. In fact, during the PlayStation Experience that happened last December, Shawn Layden, a PlayStation executive said that he hopes that he won’t have to answer any more inquiries regarding PSN name changes by the next PlayStation event. So maybe they’re planning to add the feature this year after all?
Would you like to have the option to change your PSN name? What is the funniest PSN ID you’ve encountered so far? Share your thoughts in the comments below.