As of right now PS4 users can change their online ID instead of being stuck with the name you though was the peak of coolness/hilarity back when you picked up your PlayStation console those many years ago.
The first change is free but subsequent changes will cost you £7.99/$9.99 USD/CAD or £3.99/$4.99 USD/CAD if you’re a PS Plus member.
Sony have put together a Q&A to help you make that first change and answer any other burning name change questions you might have.
However there are some kinks in the new name change functionality. The name change isn’t compatible with games made before April 1, 2018 as they weren’t developed to support the feature. There are a list of games and their potential issues over on the Playstation Blog but the problems you may come across are:
- 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.