Due to the way that PlayStation Network was originally built, and the way that Sony implemented PSN ID changes across the last few years, there are potential issues with certain PlayStation 4 games if you choose to change your PSN ID. Only the first name change is free, though, and the feature causes issues with a handful of games.
We're not sure why this is happening, but some discussions on the internet have theorised that game developers - thinking that Sony would never allow users to change it - use PSN ID's as identifiers for their data.
Regardless of the reason, Sony have provided a list of games which have been tested for the Online ID Change feature.More news: BTS Fans Left Hypnotised as K-Pop Boy Band Makes SNL Debut
Once you have logged into your profile you will find yourself in front of a page where you will be asked to enter a birth date to use the Sony Entertainment Network services.
Many have suggested that the problems users are now suffering from could be a result of the name change that they or the entire community has been performing in the past day, as this could be causing unintended problems to be springing up for those who have changed their account names recently.
Those who don't have games in the above category or don't care about encountering the listed errors can proceed to changing their PSN ID.More news: SpaceX lands NASA launch for 'Armageddon'-style Earth defense probe
Keep in mind that there's a fee associated with changing your ID. Click "Accept" when a cautionary prompt pops up. Of course, it might be a good idea to back up game saves to PSN's cloud storage, too. Funnily enough, this screen also reminds the player how long they've had their old name. In December 2017, PlayStation chief Shawn Layden said he hoped the name change feature would be available by sometime in 2018. The second one is $9.99, so pick carefully. If you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, you'll pay half that, so each change will cost you $5 / £4.
The final part is confirming the change, and choosing whether to show one's old ID in parenthesis for the next 30 days or just the new name. Sony fans should be pretty pleased right now.More news: Disney+ Confirms Vision and Scarlet Witch, What If?, And More Marvel Shows