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PlayStation Online ID name change feature coming soon

PlayStation Online ID name change feature coming soon

As per the EU PlayStation Blog, a "full preview program" is kicking off soon for the PS4 that will allow a PSN ID change. The testing phase is slated to wrap up in November. Changes after that will cost $10 USD/CAD / €9.99 / £7.99. If you run into any issues with the change, PlayStation will let you revert back to your old ID free of charge.

Players who choose to change their ID will be given the option to display their old one alongside it so that friends can recongise them but you won't be able to adjust this after completing the change. However, unlike the previous setting, this option is only available while applying the change and not after. If you've got one of those PSN names that makes you cringe every time you look at it, you'll soon be able to do something about it and leave that name in the past. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99 USD/ CAD after the first change.

Huawei is releasing its new smartphone on October 16
You might have already known this, but what recently caught my attention was the local availability of Huawei Honor phones. While the standard Mate 20 is depicted with a rear fingerprint sensor, the Mate 20 Pro will feature an in-display reader.

Rumours began swirling last week when anonymous sources claimed that developers were working on the ability to swap in-game names on Sony's PlayStation Network - a feature distinctly missing for over a decade.

KitGuru Says: I've been wanting to change my name for quite some time after my online moniker was inexplicably denied.

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Are there any potential complications for changing my PSN ID?

Some games released before 1st April 2018 may not play nicely with new names, and in particular this might affect PS3 and PS Vita titles. There will be a way to fix these problems, but you may not like it. If you wish to revert, you can do so for free, though you can only do this once during the preview program. Once decided, you won't be able to switch between showing/not showing your old ID. During the beta, this change can only occur once. Name changes will go live for everyone sometime in early 2019, so we'll keep an eye out for more information.

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