Many a gamer has had regrets about their choice of username — xXxDeathCrusher420xXx won’t be quite thus appealing in adult life as it was in your teenage years. And for PlayStation fans, that is been a big drawback when your PSN name has always been set in stone. Sony may have seen the light, though. In an interview on the PlayStation experience. The company said that Shawn Layden hoped to have a name change choice available by next year’s experience. So what is the holdup? Layden did not dive into specifics, but he said the technical solutions were “more complex than you think.”
As Gamespot notes, in 2014 Layden said that Sony should take action to prevent grief. It did not need trolls to cause havoc in one game, change their name and promptly ruin someone else’s play session. There is also the matter of making sure that all your friends see the change. It’s unclear whether or not Sony might ask you to pay to change your handle. As Microsoft does on Xbox Live (again to discourage griefing), but setting up those exchanges could involve some work as well.
There is no guarantee that Sony will have name changes in place. As you have noticed, it was talking about the concept for years. The narrow time frame suggests the feature is getting close. However, and it is easy to see this becoming a higher priority given that a PSN account is increasingly vital to making full use of your PS4.