Sony to allow PlayStation Network ID changes

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Big announcements from Sony continue this month

Chennai: After 12 years of Sony’s Playstation Network service drawing countless user requests to allow the tech giant to change their username, Sony has yielded. Sony announced that users would be able to change their username on Thursday and has opened the feature to their testing program PlayStation Preview.

A report by Kotaku earlier this month hinted at the change being implemented to PSN but an official confirmation came in the early hours of Thursday morning. This adds to the list of announcements from Sony this month including confirmation that development of their next console in underway.

Sid Shuman, PlayStation‘s director of social media, said in the announcement users in the test could change their names as many times as they wished, though with one important caveat.”The first change is free, and changes after that will cost $9.99 USD / CAD. For PlayStation Plus members, it will cost $4.99 USD/ CAD after the first change,” Shuman said.

This pricing policy is very similar to the one adopted by Microsoft for their service Xbox Live.

However, certain online features of certain games may cause errors at some point in the future across PlayStation devices, the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. These errors cannot be predicted yet but rounds of testing may help isolate when they might occur.

The full rollout of the feature is slated for the end of the year.