PlayStation 4 users finally have access to a feature that has been missing from their ecosystem for a very long time, the ability to change their PlayStation ID’s. Yes, BongRipper_360NoScope, can finally change their name to something a little more tactful. The feature which has been in the Beta Preview Program since October 2018, is finally rolling out to all PlayStation users. Your first change is free of charge and any subsequent changes will cost $9.99 USD or $4.99 USD for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Reverting back to an old ID is free of charge as long as the old ID does not violate the current Terms of Service.
Most games published after April 1, 2018, should work properly after changing your user ID, however, games published before this date may cause issues including :
- Previous ID remaining visible in game
- Loss of progress in games
- Games no longer functioning
- Loss of access to content acquired under the old ID
Full details including a list of tested games can be found posted in an FAQ on the PlayStation Blog on April 10, 2019.