Sony Surveying Users on Potential PSN ID Changes

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  1. Scarlet
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    Launching in 2006, the PlayStation Network has been an integral service for any player of Sony systems, providing online content and multiplayer capabilities amongst a plethora of helpful features to its ever-growing userbase. Despite this service being almost 12 years old now, Sony have yet to provide a means of changing your PSN ID - the face of your online PlayStation experience. This could be about to change.

    Recently, Sony has been sending out surveys to an unknown demographic of PSN users, asking whether being able to change their ID would be a feature they're interested in. Interestingly, the email below first posted by PushSquare requests secrecy from its recipients, stating they "can’t be sure whether this feature will be added or not."

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    Would you be interested in changing your ID should the feature be available? Do you have an unfortunate name from 2006? Let us know below.

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  2. Luhof

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    Not me, but I can totally imagine kids with IDs like "d4rknarutotheboss_674568" coming up with a better pseudo a few years later. This is a good thing.
     
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    it can't be. So many years of me complaining, it's hard to believe such a thing is happening
     
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    Shawn Layden said back in December that the feature would likely be added by the end of 2018, and Sony itself has taken two surveys within in the past 3 years where name changes have always had the most votes. Seems ridiculous that they've mentioned it so many times, and they know the desire for it, yet they fail to implement it.
     
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    It's crazy that this wasn't a thing from day one. One rumour I heard is that your PSN ID is the unique identifier for the account rather than the usual string of numbers. I'd laugh if that was true but it would make sense from an infrastructure stance.
     
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    Man, I wonder if I'll finally see the end of 'EggyPooBum' on Destiny.
     
  7. eriol33

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    If this is true, this gotta be a very bad overlook when they designed the system
     
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    Be ready to pay for the name changes :)
     
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    I really hope they finally go through with this, I hate the username I gave my main account when I created it in 2007 or 2008, and have wanted to change it for the last 7 or 8 years ._.
     
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    The real question is, how much will it cost? I know it isn't gonna be free. Better make it higher to give people a statement to make it count. Or suffer paying $20 per name change every time you do so. :teach:
     
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    I actually want this to happen since my id has gotten really old and i want to change it
     
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    Wait till someone becomes Eggman_Boom.
     
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    I suppose the survey is Sony’s way to create hype. As if they ever believed that nobody would share this story if they asked them not to. The survey itself is a joke because obviously Sony knows how much of an requested feature that is.
     
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    I imagine the first username change will be free, at least for a limited time after it launches. After that it's likely to cost a similar amount as changing your Xbox Live gamertag, which is like $10 last I remember.
     
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    Another flaw on that lame brand owner policy... You're welcome.
     
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    YES PLEASE
     
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    I honestly am against it, but if it has to be, then that it'd be only one change per account. I hate how Steam handles name changes.
     
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    Finally DLC such as "Name Changer" are offered for our PSN accounts. Was about time.
    Can't wait for the PSN-settings-pass for being able to use the PSN settings (needed to be bought for every of your systems seperatly, expect the first system on which you have initially signed-up) ;)
     
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    I didnt get the email but my sister got it. She didnt read it an deleted it though :P
     
  20. Jonna

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    It's definitely necessary, but I have one problem with it, and that is when I go to my friend's list and go

    "Who the hell is this? I didn't add this guy."