PSN name change feature goes into effect today

Following an initial announcement last October, Sony has announced that PSN players will finally be able to change their online handles starting sometime Wednesday in the US and Thursday in Europe. But players who do change their online names might face issues ranging from minor to critical when trying to play some legacy PS4 titles.Ars Technica

PlayStation Director of Social Media Sid Shuman writes that all PS4 games published after April 1, 2018 “have been developed to support the online ID change feature.” That said, he adds that not all recent releases have been tested, and some may not “fully support the feature.”

For PS4 games published before April 1, 2018, Sony has already identified a handful that experience serious problems after users change their PSN names. The following games may run into “critical issues” such as loss of in-game currency and game or trophy progress along with improper functioning of user-generated content and other parts of the game (including paid DLC). Sony recommends you not change your PSN name if you plan on playing any of these titles:

  • Disc Jam
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • Just Dance 2017
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • MLB 14 The Show
  • MLB The Show 16
  • MLB The Show 15
  • OnRush
  • The Golf Club 2
  • Worms Battlegrounds

Sony has also called out a longer list of games which run into non-critical issues when working with changed PSN handles. These titles may fail to show the updated PSN name online, unlink game and PSN accounts, or reset in-game options to defaults when played after the change:

  • Absolver: Downfall
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
  • Big City Stories
  • Bloodborne
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Crossout
  • Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
  • Dark Souls III
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • ES Sports FIFA 17 Standard Edition
  • Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
  • God Eater 2 Rage Burst
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Gundam Versus
  • GUNS UP!
  • Injustice 2 – Standard Edition
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • MLB The Show 17
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Trilogy
  • Naruto Storm 4: Road to Boruto Expansion
  • NBA 2K19
  • PlayStation VR Worlds
  • Rock Band 4
  • Rocksmith 2014 Edition – Remastered
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Titanfall 2
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Trove
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Uno
  • Warframe
  • WipEout Omega Collection

Sony says that “PS3 and PS Vita games are not supported” under the name-change feature, but it’s unclear if or how those games will still be usable after a name change takes effect. We’ve reached out to Sony for clarification.

PSN users will be able to change their IDs through the PS4 settings menu or a Web form. The first username change is free; further changes will cost $9.99 (or $4.99 for PlayStation Plus members). Users will be able to revert back to any old names for free at any time and will have the option of displaying both the new and old names to friends for 30 days.

News Source : Arstechnica

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