Ever since the PlayStation Network has existed gamers have wanted to the ability to change their usernames. However, due to the way that the network was developed, it made the process very difficult on Sony’s end. However, after years and years of waiting, it looks like the light at the end of the tunnel might finally be in sight.
PSN Username Changes Coming Soon?
This news comes from Kotaku, who claims that three different game studios told them that they’re preparing for PlayStation Network username changes. These developers have been dealing with bugs and optimizing settings to make sure that no issues arise when this feature finally launches. Another game developer even shared an image from internal Sony documentation that plainly displays a PlayStation Network profile featuring an ‘Edit Username” option.
It remains to be seen when this feature will actually arrive, and we’ll have to wait for the official word from Sony on that part. Sony’s Shawn Layden suggested last year that this feature might be implemented by December 2018, as he was asked about PSN username changes at PSX 2017. He responded with, hopefully you won’t have to ask me that question next PSX.” However, people won’t have the opportunity to do that as there won’t be a PSX this year.
Regardless of how much longer PSN username changes take to arrive, it’s at least good to hear that Sony is working on bringing the feature to PlayStation fans. It seemed like these requests fell on deaf ears for years, as the company seemed to take more of a “deal with it” stance on the username changes. It will be interesting to see if Sony will charge for the ability to change usernames, similar to how it works on Xbox Live.