Sony is reportedly looking into allowing PSN users to change their screen names -- finally.

You Might (Finally) Be Able to Change Your PSN Name

Sony is reportedly looking into allowing PSN users to change their screen names -- finally.

If you’ve even remotely paid attention to anything PlayStation over the past 12 years, you might have heard a few complaints about PlayStation Network names — and how users still can’t change them more than a decade after PSN first went live. 

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However, according to a report from Kotaku, that may very well change in the (nebulous) future.

Although there is currently no firm date on when the alleged changes might go into effect, anonymous sources have told Kotaku that they have been working on the change by “fixing bugs, tweaking settings, and ensuring that their games are compatible with Sony’s plans.” 

If true, you can bet that PlayStation gamers the world over will breathe a collective sigh of “about time”. 

As Kotaku and its sources also point out, it does appear that the fix isn’t just a flip of the switch. But since PlayStation gamers have been asking for this for a long, long time, it’s good to hear that Sony is potentially making some movement on the issue, especially with Microsoft, Nintendo, and Valve providing the functionality on their platforms. 

Recently, Sony took a U-turn on crossplay, so anything is possible. At this point, we’ll just have to wait and see. 

Stay tuned for new and info on the PlayStation Network and all things Sony as they develop.  


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