Gamers on Sony’s platform have long wished for the ability to change PSN name but the company doesn’t allow them to do that. However, it appears that Sony might be changing its stance on this, or at least thinking about it. The company has started surveying users about the possibility of a new feature that lets them change PSN ID.
Sony has sent out a limited number of emails through which it reveals that it’s “exploring the possibility of adding a feature to PSN that lets users change their ID.” It’s requesting anonymity from those who have been selected to take part in this survey.
The company does caution in its email that just because it’s surveying users about this it doesn’t mean that “this feature will be added or not.” It also says that users’ feedback “will be heard,” so presumably it might go ahead with this if the early response indicates that people really want the ability to change PSN name.
The survey even detailed a hypothetical implementation of this feature which would let users change their name for free as many times as they like as long as they’re doing it once every six months. This idea suggests that Sony might even start charging users who want to change PSN name more than once every six months.
Whether or not Sony will eventually let users change PSN name remains to be seen, a survey is by no means an indication that this is really going to happen.