For years now PlayStation fans have been begging to change their PSN names. Well, it seems like fans might finally see their wish come true in 2018. At a panel during this years PSX, Sony Interactive Entertainment President Shawn Layden sat down with the founder of Kinda Funny Greg Miller, to discuss all things PlayStation. During the panel, Greg Miller asked Layden when PSN users would be able to change their PlayStation names. This is apart of a long ongoing joke the YouTube personality has had going with his former co-host Colin Moriarty. However, Layden surprised everyone with his response, “I hope that we’ll see events occur that you don’t have to ask me that question next PSX.”
So while no definitive answer was given on whether PSN users will be able to change their PlayStation names it does sound like Sony is working on fixing the problem. This is the greatest confirmation that has ever been given by Sony that the problem was currently being worked on. And Shawn Layden’s response certainly does give a lot of fans hope that this will occur sometime in 2018.
The problem all started on the PS3 where the PlayStation Network was first established. When users created their usernames they were unable to change them and were stuck with them unless they completely abandoned their account for a new one. This would also mean leaving behind all their trophies and purchases tied to the account. Many users have complained that they made their usernames when they were younger, leading to some embarrassing results.
This is where the ongoing joke from Greg Miller stemmed as he created a segment on the IGN PlayStation podcast featuring one terrible (but funny) PSN name a week always followed by the statement, “Shuhei (Yoshida) let us change our names.”
Shawn Layden will most certainly get called out by fans at next years PSX if the problem has still not been resolved. So here’s hoping that we will see the day when we can change our PSN names in 2018.