Sony has finally decided to go off custom with its follow come user ID and further allow users a change option
If you are a lover of PS especially the type that stream gaming activities online, then you may be one of those that may find the new feature a lot interesting. Unlike in the previous years of Sony gaming, where you are only entitled to a follow come PSN ID, however things has finally changed as the Sony team is now allowing a change option. The long-awaited feature will be launching in beta soon for members of the PlayStation Preview Program, with a full rollout for all users planned for 2019.
The feature works quite in a simple way,making it possible for you to fix the mistakes of a colorful youth by choosing PSN IDs like “xXx_360noskopeSlayerz_xXx” in favor of more normal names (or vice versa, if that’s how you roll) without losing your entire account and friends list. However, users who decide to change their IDs will have the option to display their old username alongside their new one, so friends can still recognize who they are (maybe for a short while before sticking to the standalone new user name). But if you do decide to display the old one, for some reason, you won’t be able to toggle that off.
Sony warns that the name-swapping feature is only compatible with all PS4 games that were released after April 1st, 2018, meaning that older versions will not be benefiting from the new update. However, the company is warning that not all games for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita will work, and there may be some issues. A possible hint that the feature is still under a progressive development. However, the beta will run for November 2018, and the full rollout of the feature to all PS4 owners is planned for early 2019.
According to sony, the first change of User ID will be free, however, consequent changes will attract a charge fee. Each swap will cost $9.99 (N3,630) (or $4.99 (N1,815) for PlayStation Plus members).