Three separate developers have spoke to Kotaku and said that they have been preparing for Sony finally allowing people to change their PSN name. Sony have previously said they are working on the feature but gave no timescale.
A fourth source has also shared a screenshot of internal Sony documentation which shows an “Edit Username” button on a PSN profile.
Eight months ago Sony released a survey asking if PSN users would like to be able to change their usernames, and the feature was also listed on another survey three years ago along with folders, appear offline, and other features that have since been implemented.
Sony have previously said they are aware many people would like the feature but it was technically very difficult to implement.
We still don’t know what was in PlayStation software update 6.0, the only notes for it were the usual improved stability features but it must have also included to code to allow cross-platform play for Fortnite, so maybe PSN name changes as well?
This does raise a very important question: If Sony does allow name changes, and we now have cross-platform play now… what will people moan about?