Recently, Sony announced that it would start allowing cross-play with other consoles. This was something that many people thought would not happen. Now, Sony is addressing a gripe from fans that go back nearly fifteen years. Starting in early 2019, players will be able to change their PSN Online ID, but there are some stipulations. The first change will be free, but if you are a habitual name-changer than it will cost you. Changes after the first one wil cost $4.99 for PlayStation Plus subscribers and $9.99 for non-members.
Players will also have a one-time chance to display their old ID alongside the new one so your friends don’t get confused. Players can also revert to their old ID for free. Lastly, it seems there are some compatibility stipulations for games, as well. PS4 titles published prior to April 1, 2018 will allow the change along with “a large majority of the most-played PS4 games”. Errors may occur for games across all Sony platforms. This will go into beta testing in the PlayStation Preview Program soon.