Shawn Layden Suggests We’ll Be Able To Change Our PSN Names Soon
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At this year’s PlayStation Experience, Sony exec Shawn Layden hinted that we might soon be able to change the embarrassing PSN names we made when we were fourteen and going through phases of pretending to like hip-hop. Okay, I’m talking about myself here.
Following a keynote at PSX, Layden suggested that we will soon be able to stop asking when the ability to change PSN names will come within the next year while also making sure to mention just how complex a procedure it is; something that has been holding Sony back from allowing name changes for years.
In an interview with Greg Miller, Layden said the following:
“The elves at the North Pole have been working on it. I hope we’ll see events occur that you won’t have to ask me that question next PSX.”
In the past, Sony have blamed a couple of issues for why they haven’t been able to let players change their PSN names. Back in 2014, Layden said it was down to trolling prevention whereas Shuhei Yoshida claimed in 2015 that it was down to technical difficulties.
Xbox users are able to change their handles once and then have to pay for each change; there’s no details to help guess how Sony would implement charges. Meanwhile, Steam users can change their names as often as they change their pants.
Elsewhere at PSX 2017, a Medievil remake was announced for release on PS4 in 2018.