Want to change that old PlayStation Network username? Soon you finally will be able to.
Sony announced Wednesday that it will start allowing gamers to change their usernames, also known as PSN IDs, later in the day. The first change is free, with subsequent changes costing $9.99 per change.
You can change your ID as many times as you want. Subscribers to PlayStation Plus, Sony’s $59.99 online game service, will receive 50% off on name changes after the first free one.
After you change your ID Sony says it won’t be recirculated, instead only being available to you. If you want to switch back to an old ID in the future you can.
Sony says most games published after April 1, 2018 should be compatible with the changing username feature, allowing you to keep your progress, game saves and purchases. Some games, however, are having issues and the company recommends players check out its list of compatible games before making the switch.
If you do have issues, Sony says switching back to a previous online ID should help solve it.
PlayStation fans have long desired the option to change their usernames. Microsoft has allowed Xbox Live users to change their gamertags for years, allowing one change for free and charging $9.99 for subsequent changes.
As with other usernames, if you do change your ID it will need to be limited to between three and 16 characters (letters, numbers, hyphens and underscores are allowed) and must comply with Sony’s terms of service and community code of conduct.