PS4: CHANGING PSN ID IS NOW POSSIBLE, SONY EXPLAINS HOW TO DO IT

Sony Interactive Entertainment reports through playStation Blog that the PSN ID change feature will be up and running tomorrow. This should certainly interest the owners of the console, since they have been asking the Japanese manufacturer for this opportunity for centuries. Remember that if the first change is free, you will then have to pay $9 for any subsequent ID changes, except for PlayStation Plus members for whom the operation will cost. “Followingthe preview program, we discovered instances of figures where a game did not fully support the feature when it was released on April 1, 2018, contrary to what we reported in our original announcement,”sony Interactive Entertainment said.

All PS4 games released fromApril1,2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature. However, as they have not been tested specifically with this feature in mind, we cannot guarantee that they will fully support it.” The list of games tested can be found at this address.

Among the other information to remember, we are told that our old ID remains our exclusive property and that it is not necessary to open the wallet to retrieve it, that we can change ID as many times as we want, that the ID of children’s accounts cannot be changed, or that the operation can only be done from the PS4 or a web browser.

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1. Where and how do you change online ID?

You can change ID online on your PS4 or via a web browser.

PlayStation 4:

Step 1: On your PS4, go to [Settings].

Step 2: Go to [Account Management] – [Account Information] [Profile] [Online ID].

Step 3: Enter the online ID of your choice or one of the suggestions.

Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to validate the change.

Web browser:

Step 1: Log into your account on PlayStation Network, then select your PSN profile from the menu.

Step 2: Select the Edit button next to your online ID.

Step 3: Enter the online ID of your choice or one of the suggestions.

Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to validate the change.

2. Can ID be changed online on PS3 or PS Vita?

No, no, no, no, The change can only be made on a PS4 system or via a web browser.

3. Is the change of online ID paying off? How much will it cost?

The first change is free, but any subsequent changes will cost €9.99. For PlayStation Plus subscribers, the price will be $4.99 for each change in addition to the first.

4. Will my friends be able to find me with my new online ID?

When you change online ID, you can display your old ID online next to the new one in your profile for 30 days. This way, your friends will have less trouble noticing your change in ID. You can only select this option when you change online ID.

5. How many times can I change ID?

There are no restrictions on the number of online ID changes that can be made.

6. Can I take back my old ID?

Yes, as long as the old ID does not violate the Terms of Use. You can take back one of your old IDs by contacting PlayStation support.

7. Do we have to pay to take back an old ID?

No, this procedure is free.

8. What happens to my old online ID? Can someone else choose it?

No, no, no, no, Your old online ID is only available to you.

9. If I change ID several times online, can I take back any of my old IDs?

Yes, you can take back any of your previous online IDs as long as they don’t violate the Terms of Use.

10. How many times can you take back an old ID?

There are no restrictions on the number of times you can take back an old online ID.

11. Can online ID change by any account?

The online ID of Child Accounts cannot be changed.

12. Do all games support the change of online ID?

A large majority of the most popular PS4 games we have tested allow the use of this feature. We advise you to check the list of games tested before making an ID change. PS3 and PS Vita games do not support this feature.

13. What do you mean when you say that games released from April 1, 2018 support the change of online ID?

To support the online ID change feature, a game must have been released for the first time from April 1, 2018. For example, a game released in 2013, then remastered or sold as a full edition in 2018 will not be compatible with the feature.

14. Why is it that only games released from April 1, 2018 have been designed to support the online ID change feature?

Games released after that date were developed using tools to support the change of online ID at the system level.

15. Will all future PS4 games support this feature?

All PS4 games first released on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature. However, we do not guarantee that all games will fully support this feature.

16. I saw that there were a large number of potential problems and risks associated with changing online ID. How can we make sure we don’t face it?

We advise you to check the list of games tested before making the change. A large majority of the most popular PS4 games we tested support this feature. Major problems are expected to occur only with a limited number of games.

17. What kind of problem can one encounter?

Below is a description of potential problems. Major problems are expected to occur only with a limited number of games.

Your old online ID may remain visible to you and other players in certain places.

You may lose your progress in games, including recorded game data, leaderboard data, and trophy progression trophies.

Parts of these games may not work properly, both online and offline.

You may lose access to content (including paid content) you’ve obtained for these games, including content such as extensions and virtual currency.

18. What should you do when you are faced with a problem following an online ID change?

If you have problems playing a game that is not on the list of games tested, we advise you to take back your old online ID with which you did not have these problems. Taking back an old ID solves most problems.

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