Not too long ago, Sony revealed that the next major firmware upgrade for its PS4 consoles, Update 5.50, has officially been released in the beta testing phase, with the company set to include fresh features such as UI enhancements, a supersampling mode for the PlayStation 4 Pro, and much more. While the update certainly looks to bring some useful refinements to the system’s software, those who fear the inability to never change their username on PSN noticed Update 5.50 won’t address their concern. However, that could all change soon.
According to Push Square, an anonymous tipster recently forwarded the gaming outlet an email that indicates Sony is currently surveying users about a potential PSN name change feature in which the company asks if “gamers are interested in the feature or not”. Naturally, the tech firm has requested anonymity from those it has selected to take the survey, thus making it difficult to confirm, but as seen in the screenshot of the aforementioned email below, it appears to be legitimate.
While most PSN subscribers who lament their choice in username will likely rejoice at this news, it’s important to remain skeptical at this point in time due to the fact that the screenshot above comes from an anonymous source. What’s more is that even if the email from Push Square‘s source is the real deal, the correspondence stresses it “can’t be sure whether this feature will be added or not.” Nevertheless, Sony is evidently listening to fans about the issue, as the email expresses that “we can be sure your opinions on the matter will be heard.”
All things considered, Sony has definitely been aware of fans’ desire to change their PSN username for quite some time, as the company’s president and CEO, Shawn Layden, hinted during PlayStation Experience 2017 that a PSN name change feature was in the works. While it’s too early to tell for sure, Layden’s tease compounded with this recent leaked email survey from Sony could possibly indicate that the much-requested feature could arrive sometime this year.
Source: Push Square