Though PlayStation fans are now able to change their original PlayStation Network (PSN) ID, this has created a few issues with games. In fact, there might be a big risk when it comes to changing your ID, as some games are unable to properly support the change.
For anyone who chose their handle back when PSN first came out, the opportunity to change it at last is a great relief. The first rename will be free, then subsequent ones will attract a small charge. However, the change has not been seamless or problem free.
While most games released after April 1 are said to support the changing of IDs, there appear to be a couple of exceptions. Some older titles are also having issues, with some more major than others. So, before you hit that name change button, check out this list of PlayStation 4 games to see if you are likely to encounter any problems.
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Games With Issues Identified
These games have issues that Sony does not consider critical. They include previous ID(s) remaining visible or your online ID being no longer visible in a game title, for example in rankings or on scoreboards. Certain game settings may also be reverted to their default state.
For some games, these issues can be resolved simply by signing in and out. User accounts on the PlayStation may also unlink and have to be relinked.
Titles affected by one or more of these issues are:
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Big City Stories
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Dark Souls III
Dragon Quest Builders
FIFA 17 Standard Edition
Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
God Eater 2: Rage Burst
Grand Theft Auto V
Injustice 2 - Standard Edition
Killzone Shadow Fall
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
MLB The Show 17
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Naruto Shippuden: Storm Trilogy
Naruto Storm: Road to Boruto Expansion
PlayStation VR Worlds
Rock Band 4
Rocksmith 2014 Edition – Remastered
The Last of Us Remastered
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
WipEout Omega Collection
Game With Critical Issues
These games have one or more of the following issues, which Sony considers critical. Players may lose in-game currency, both paid for or earnt, and there may also be a loss of game progress, including high scores and progress towards trophies. The final critical issue is a potential loss of user-generated content and parts of the game may not function as intended.
Sony recommends that players of these games do not change their PSN ID:
Just Dance 2017
MLB 14 The Show
MLB The Show 15
MLB The Show 16
The Golf Club 2
PS3 and PS Vita games and apps also do not support the ID change feature, and players might encounter any of the above issues.
You can head over to Sony’s official list on the PlayStation Blog to find out more and check the tested games list.