The Ability To Change Your PSN Name May Be In The Works (VIDEO)

PSN Name May Be In The Works

This year’s PlayStation Experience was pretty low-key in terms of life-changing announcements, but a few nifty VR ports and a modern remaster of MediEvil seem like fun times ahead as far as we’re concerned. One of the more intriguing takeaways from the event took place during a post-conference panel with PlayStation boss Shawn Layden, when the topic shifted towards the long-requested ability to change one’s PSN name.

“The elves back [at] the North Pole have been working on that for quite some time,” Layden initially joked. He went on to say that the process of implementing the feature on such a large scale would be “more complex” than someone would think. Layden ultimately erred on the side of hope, suggesting the feature could come out sometime in the next year.

Let me put it this way: I hope we’ll see events occur that you don’t have to ask me that question next PSX.”

The idea of altering PlayStation usernames isn’t completely impossible, as Xbox platforms have featured the ability to do so for years. However, players on the Microsoft console are somewhat locked as well; the first gamertag edit is free, with subsequent changes requiring an additional fee. If editable PSN names ever become a reality, it’s likely PlayStation would adopt a similar policy, but who knows?

What do you think? Do you think PSN name changes are on the way, or will gamers forever suffer with regretful handles? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more big news from PlayStation Experience 2017, check out these next few links:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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