PS4 online ID name change

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#1 Edited by dalger21 (2158 posts) -

We’re excited to announce that the online ID change feature on PSN is officially launching to all PlayStation 4 owners later today. You’ll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser, and that feature will also be available starting today. Thanks to all of you who participated in the beta preview program back in October/November and who gave us your feedback!

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Sounds like it is happening today.

Edit: Should probably read PSN name change vice PS4 but you get the point.

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#2 Posted by N64DD (11824 posts) -

@dalger21 said:

We’re excited to announce that the online ID change feature on PSN is officially launching to all PlayStation 4 owners from tomorrow. You’ll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser, and that feature will also be available from tomorrow. Thanks to all of you who participated in the beta preview program back in October/November and who gave us your feedback!

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Sounds like it is happening tomorrow.

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2019/04/10/online-id-change-on-psn-your-questions-answered/?fbclid=IwAR34Y0yUZhEerZHaL_4bGjZ0VXKeHy8Bl6UrhsNUFgepWFlVwEOde65ELrc

launches today i thought?

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#3 Posted by Howmakewood (5866 posts) -

Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.

  • Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.

Looks great, thanks Sony

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#4 Posted by N64DD (11824 posts) -

Still not up.

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#5 Posted by navyguy21 (15246 posts) -
@howmakewood said:

Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.

  • Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.

Looks great, thanks Sony

Wow, seriously?

I'll keep my name, thanks.

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#6 Posted by JoshRMeyer (10417 posts) -

@howmakewood: Disc Jam™ (Critical Issues**)

Everybody's Golf (Critical Issues**)

Just Dance 2017 (Critical Issues**)

LittleBigPlanet™ 3 (Critical Issues**)

MLB 14 The Show (Critical Issues**)

MLB The Show 16 (Critical Issues**)

MLB® The Show™ 15 (Critical Issues**)

ONRUSH (Critical Issues**)

The Golf Club 2™ (Critical Issues**)

Worms™ Battlegrounds (Critical Issues**)

No biggie.

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#7 Posted by Archangel3371 (27913 posts) -

Well better late then never I guess but yikes at those issues though. I think I’ll just stick with my current ID name anyway.

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#8 Posted by shellcase86 (4399 posts) -

Finally! Was not expecting this.

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#9 Posted by npiet1 (2249 posts) -

@joshrmeyer said:

@howmakewood: Disc Jam™ (Critical Issues**)

Everybody's Golf (Critical Issues**)

Just Dance 2017 (Critical Issues**)

LittleBigPlanet™ 3 (Critical Issues**)

MLB 14 The Show (Critical Issues**)

MLB The Show 16 (Critical Issues**)

MLB® The Show™ 15 (Critical Issues**)

ONRUSH (Critical Issues**)

The Golf Club 2™ (Critical Issues**)

Worms™ Battlegrounds (Critical Issues**)

No biggie.

So nothing most people won't care about.

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#10 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4586 posts) -

I'm sticking with my dumb name. May as well own it.

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#11 Posted by Ant_17 (12424 posts) -

Pointless but I'm sure some twat with a stupid name is grateful.

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#12 Posted by AJStyles (820 posts) -

It is great news for those who want to change their names. Only a handful of old games will cause problems. But honestly, who cares?

So what if you lose a game save or a $5 DLC? You should have beat those a long time ago lol.

Change your name as soon as possible and move on with life. Complainers finally got their wish. Take advantage of it.

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#13 Posted by RR360DD (14099 posts) -
@howmakewood said:

Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.

  • Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.

Looks great, thanks Sony

LOOOOOL

Seriously though, did anyone expect anything else from Soooony. It seems every time they launch a new PSN "feature", they break something in a process.

PSN needs binned.

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#14 Posted by pdogg93 (1571 posts) -

@RR360DD: kind of like each of the 7 iterations of the xbone UI?

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#15 Posted by dagubot (1313 posts) -
@howmakewood said:

Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.

  • Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.

Looks great, thanks Sony

Sony only good for one thing and that is delivering solid 3rd person action adventure games...lol.

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#16 Edited by FLOPPAGE_50 (4493 posts) -

Cool, can i switch my freaking region now without getting rid of my trophies?

Its only taken like 10 freaking years Sony

Having your account region locked is the dumbest thing ever

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#17 Posted by AJStyles (820 posts) -

@FLOPPAGE_50: Why would you leave your region?

How is that Sony’s fault you left the country? Why don’t you just stay in the country you bought your PS4 in?

This is a desperate tiny minority complaint that effects a whopping 0.0000000000000001% of PS4 owners.

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#18 Posted by Ant_17 (12424 posts) -

@ajstyles: at least I can use a US code on my US account on ps4. Was gifted ori from a friend and I can't redeem since its a US code and I live in Europe, cause it looks at my ip, not my store. You don't here lems complaining about that?

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#19 Posted by onesiphorus (2874 posts) -

I am surprised that the online ID name change is a major issue. I thought that technological advances would made it a minor issue.

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#20 Posted by lundy86_4 (53147 posts) -

@ajstyles said:

@FLOPPAGE_50: Why would you leave your region?

How is that Sony’s fault you left the country? Why don’t you just stay in the country you bought your PS4 in?

This is a desperate tiny minority complaint that effects a whopping 0.0000000000000001% of PS4 owners.

People do move countries. It's a minority, but your intelligence puts you in the same ballpark.

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#21 Posted by I_P_Daily (11713 posts) -

Welcome to last gen Sony lol.

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#22 Edited by storm_of_swords (2799 posts) -

It only took Sony nearly 15 years to implement this feature after Xbox first implemented it.

Congratulations, cows! Better nearly 15 years late than never, I guess!

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#23 Posted by babyjoker1221 (1304 posts) -

Sony finally releases the most often requested feature over the last decade, and it's half-assed and broke.

Lmao! Sony never ceases to amaze me with their ineptitude.

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#24 Posted by getyeryayasout (12322 posts) -

Get your shit together, Sony.

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#25 Posted by PCVirginRace (173 posts) -

@babyjoker1221: yup. Tested it. Broken mess. Names are all taken or either they are unrecognized. Even some random letters put together are not available

I can see 1 man taking 100 user names for himself but using only 1. Sony needs to release the unused name for anyone to use

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#26 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18860 posts) -

@RR360DD said:
@howmakewood said:

Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.

  • Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.

Looks great, thanks Sony

LOOOOOL

Seriously though, did anyone expect anything else from Soooony. It seems every time they launch a new PSN "feature", they break something in a process.

PSN needs binned.

Yeah, shows you what a sh*tshow PSN is. If they were serious, they'd bin it and start again.

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#27 Edited by FLOPPAGE_50 (4493 posts) -

@lundy86_4: meh his attempt was stupid low effort, typical cow.. no retort so just shitposts

I’m glad i switched back to xbox in 2016, and glad I got the X

The second i moved countries i plugged in my xbox and it was good to go

“yOu mUsT cReAtE a nEw aCcOuNt” - Sony

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#28 Posted by HitmanActual (1017 posts) -
@pcvirginrace said:

@babyjoker1221: yup. Tested it. Broken mess. Names are all taken or either they are unrecognized. Even some random letters put together are not available

I can see 1 man taking 100 user names for himself but using only 1. Sony needs to release the unused name for anyone to use

Even if you do manage to find an unused name and change your ID, the old ID remains tied to your account, and if you decide to revert back at any point in time you can.

So basically all those unused names tied to peoples accounts who change their ID, will never be able to be used by anyone else ever, even though they may never be used again by the original creator.

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#29 Posted by freedomfreak (51182 posts) -

Hahaha

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#30 Posted by slimdogmilionar (1100 posts) -

Xbox has had this feature fully fleshed out since last gen, how hard is it to allow people to change their name. PSN database must not be very cohesive if all of these problems arise from a simple name change, which would also explain why it’s so easy for peoples info to get stolen.

More than likely they have people’s info spread across different servers from different providers. PSN needs to be rebuilt from the ground up before it can actually be on par with xbl.

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#31 Posted by SecretPolice (35258 posts) -

Quite the backfire....Phony...

The one and only, strikes again. lol :P

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#32 Posted by Raining51 (1012 posts) -

Ok, nice.

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#33 Edited by VERTIGO47 (7101 posts) -

@howmakewood said:

Below are some of the issues you may encounter. We expect major issues to occur only in a small number of games.

  • Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas.
  • You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress towards Trophies.
  • Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline.
  • You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games including content like add-ons and virtual currency.

Looks great, thanks Sony

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#34 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (5715 posts) -

Only with Sony would this have potential issues. I changed my name, and I haven't had any issues with the games I've tested so far. Only issues I've had is my new name not showing up in messages, and not getting messages from a friend who also changed his name.

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#35 Posted by Ezekiel43 (1477 posts) -

Whatever. I think it's stupid that two people can't have the same name. How crazy would it be if everyone in the history of the world needed to have a unique name? There's no justification for it. Almost everyone is forced to have bad usernames because of it. I'll just stick with the bad one I've got.