Today Sony revealed on its PSN blog that users will soon be able to change their username, the one they made 15 years ago when they were pre-pubescent and the number “69” was hilarious*.

Sid Shuman, Director of social media wrote:

“We’re happy to announce that we will soon begin testing the long-awaited feature that will allow users to change their PlayStation Network Online ID from their PlayStation 4 system. The PSN Online ID Change feature beta will be a part of the PlayStation Preview Program, and will become available to select users that have pre-registered as testers for previous PS4 system software betas.”

Selected PPP users will be able to change their username as many times as they like, however only the first change is free, with every additional change costing $14.00 for non PS+ members, and $7.00 for PS+ members.

Users will also be able to display their previous ID alongside their new one so mates can recognize you.

These changes won’t appear for all game histories:

please note not all games and applications for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita systems are guaranteed to support the online ID change, and users may occasionally encounter issues or errors in certain games”

Full rollout of the feature is planned for early 2019 – we’ll keep you posted!

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