Shawn Layden Hints That PSN Name Change Feature Could Come Next Year

Sony Interactive Entertainment America executive, Shawn Layden, has hinted that the much-requested PlayStation Network ID change feature might be headed our way next year. IGN and GameSpot report that Layden teased the info during an interview with Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller following the PlayStation Experience 2017 keynote.

“The elves at the North Pole have been working on it,” he joked when asked about the feature. “Let me put it this way: I hope we’ll see events occur so that you don’t have to ask me that question next PSX.” However, Layden also said that, technically speaking, the ability to change PSN IDs is “more complex than you think.”

Back in 2015, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said that PlayStation engineers are looking into the possibility of changing PSN names but he wasn’t sure if the feature could ever be implemented properly.

We are aware that lots of people are asking for the feature and our engineers have been looking into what they can do. As soon as we know, we’ll let you know. But as of today, we don’t ever know if we can ever do it properly.

Rumors that the feature will be implemented in an update have been swirling for years but we haven’t heard anything concrete yet. Here’s hoping!

[Source: IGN, GameSpot]