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Name change is finally available on PS4!

Had been in beta for a while - but now it's finally live for everyone else.

Details are on Playstation blog:

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2019/04/10/online-id-change-on-psn-your-questions-answered/



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Q: What kind of issues could I potentially run into?

Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.

  • Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.



lul



If you demand respect or gratitude for your volunteer work, you're doing volunteering wrong.

I checked a little while ago and the username I wanted seems to be claimed by someone in Japan who hasn't played a game since PS3, so it's not available. But good for those who want it and can get the username they want.



Hmm, pie.

The Fury said:
I checked a little while ago and the username I wanted seems to be claimed by someone in Japan who hasn't played a game since PS3, so it's not available. But good for those who want it and can get the username they want.

Curious, what name is that?



Great, now I can change my name from Super Saiyan2UltimateGohanSephirothCloud555888 to Saiyan2UltimateGohanSephirothCloud55588.

That last 8 was bothering me.



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Not changing my PSN ID. It's JustTooCool.



Im good thanks. Knew i was playing the long game when i made my id



think-man said:
The Fury said:
I checked a little while ago and the username I wanted seems to be claimed by someone in Japan who hasn't played a game since PS3, so it's not available. But good for those who want it and can get the username they want.

Curious, what name is that?

'Jaspers' after Mad Jim. I checked by searching the username on PSN.

UNLESS of course it's more of a username override, part of the Questions bit mentions that your original name is yours so if you want to go back. Meaning the Username change might only be a Display name, while on their database your name is still the original one.



Hmm, pie.

vivster said:

Q: What kind of issues could I potentially run into?

Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.

  • Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.



lul

Seamless!

It's reminiscent of a drug ad on American TV. The cure sounds worse than the disease. If Sony can't do this without this list of potential side effects, they shouldn't do it at all. 



Chinese food for breakfast

 

Wow, those are quite some shitty issues to potentially have with some games.

I’m good with my name though, thanks.