PSN Name Change Rollout and Game Conflicts

As of yesterday, Sony confirmed the rollout of the PSN name change feature that has been the worst kept secret. North America players began changing their IDs yesterday, April 10th. Europe players can change their IDs today, April 11th.

“We’re excited to announce that the online ID change feature on PSN is officially launching to all PlayStation 4 owners later today,” Sony’s social media director, Sid Shuman, stated on the PlayStation Blog. “You’ll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser, and that feature will also be available starting today.”

Shuman goes on to state that the PSN name change can only be done through a web browser or your PS4–so PS3 and PS Vita users are out of luck. As was previously confirmed, the first change is free, but any subsequent changes to your PSN ID will cost $10 / £8, or $5 / £4 for PS Plus subscribers. There are no limits as to how many changes you can make, especially since you’re paying for it. Also, if you want to revert it back to a former ID, you can contact PlayStation support.

Now, it’s important to understand that it isn’t a smooth rollout. Some games have been known to have issues with the PSN ID change. In some cases, previous IDs will remain visible or disappear completely. Unlink of accounts, and setting to return to default in some games. Sony suggests signing out and signing back in to resolve these non-critical issues in the following games:

  • Absolver: Downfall
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
  • Big City Stories
  • Bloodborne
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Crossout
  • Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
  • Dark Souls III
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • FIFA 17 Standard Edition
  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
  • God Eater 2 Rage Burst
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Gundam Versus
  • Guns Up!
  • Injustice 2 – Standard Edition
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • MLB The Show 17
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • Naruto Shippuden: Storm Trilogy
  • Naruto Storm: Road to Boruto Expansion
  • NBA 2K19
  • PlayStation VR Worlds
  • Rock Band 4
  • Rocksmith 2014 Edition – Remastered
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Titanfall 2
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Trove
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • UNO
  • Warframe
  • WipEout Omega Collection

Changing your PSN ID may cause you to lose progress and/or in-game currency in these games. Additionally, some parts of the game may function properly. Sony doesn’t recommend changing your ID if you want to keep entitlements and Trophies as it’s “possible to incur permanent game errors or data loss.”

  • Disc Jam
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • Just Dance 2017
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • MLB 14 The Show
  • MLB The Show 16
  • MLB® The Show 15
  • The Golf Club 2
  • Worms Battlegrounds

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