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Sony is finally going to let you change that awful PSN name

The feature will be available to all PS4 users in early 2019.

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You'll soon be able to change your PlayStation Network ID.
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If you've been itching to change the PlayStation Network name that you once thought was so cool, your chance is finally coming.

Sony will soon start testing a feature to let you do just that as part of the PlayStation Preview Program, the company said Wednesday in a blog post. Your first name change would be free, but subsequent changes would run you $9.99. If you're a member of PlayStation Plus, that charge would be $4.99. 

The feature is then expected to become available to all PS4 users in early 2019.

Reactions to the blog post reflected the relief of some players.

"Great, I have a really old account I became ashamed of using while playing multiplayer games because of the immaturity of the ID itself," HalfMileRide said. "I made it 10 years ago when I was a very immature 12 year old."

"As someone who's had his PSN ID since launch when he was just a kid … thank you. Thank you, Sony. *breaks down in relieved tears*," FxxkImAwesome said