As of now, the feature will only be available to PlayStation users that have registered as testers for previous PS4 system software betas. You will be able to revert to your original PSN ID for free once at any time to resolve these issues.
Users will get one free name change, but subsequent name changes will cost $9.99 per (or $4.99 for PlayStation Plus members).
You can also display your old ID alongside your new one in order to make sure that your friends know who you still are.
Finally, after months of hints and rumors, Sony has officially announced that the option to change your PSN Online ID is now being tested and will roll out to all PlayStation users in "early 2019" (with earlier testing for members of the PlayStation Preview Program). This can not be changed after setting it, so your old ID be forever stained onto your profile if choose to do so. Older PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita games may not support the feature and could experience errors as a result.
While all PlayStation 4 games published after April 1, 2018 will be compatible with this new feature, anything published before that date is not guaranteed. In addition, when this feature officially launches, a list of compatible games published before April 1, 2018, will be provided on PlayStation.com for reference before you make a change.
The preview program for this feature is planned to conclude at the end of November 2018.
So, what do we think?