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New PSN Name Change Feature Is Critically Affecting Certain PlayStation Games

The PSN ID is finally here, but it's not without its problems.
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The PSN ID name change feature is finally live but as Sony warned earlier in the year, it’s not without its fair share of risks. When Sony previously revealed that the ability to change one’s PSN ID was on the way, they mentioned that the loss of game files, DLC, and even trophies were a possibility. While giving up 6969P****Slayer696969 may seem exciting, here’s what you need to know before commiting to a new identity. 

Though many players aren’t experiencing any of these criticial issues, the number of reports does continue to rise while Sony works on a solution. Some PlayStation players are reporting a loss of their trophies for certain titles, in-game progression, in-game currency, DLC, and more. Some are even saying they can’t even play certain titles. 

At this time, below are the affected games that players should watch out for when considering a PSN name change with potential severe consequences: 

  • Disc Jam
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • Just Dance 2017
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • MLB 14 The Show
  • MLB The Show 16
  • MLB The Show 15
  • The Golf Club 2
  • Worms Battlegrounds 

There are other games that have less critical issues, which Sony outlined below: 

  • Absolver: Downfall
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
  • Big City Stories
  • Bloodborne
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Crossout
  • 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
  • Gundam Versus
  • Guns Up!
  • 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
  • NBA 2K19
  • PlayStation VR Worlds
  • Rock Band 4
  • Rocksmith 2014 Edition — Remastered
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Titanfall 2
  • Trackmania Turbo
  • Trove
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • UNO
  • Warframe
  • WipEout Omega Collection

With Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Warframe, and The Last of Us all having continued high player counts, it’s important for PlayStation players to know the risks before sitting down with their favorite games. 

That being said, it is important to note that Sony did reveal that all titles published after April 1, 2018 would have none of the aforementioned issues, because they were developed with this feature in mind. For those that are still wanting to try out the name change feature for themselves, check out our handy guide right here. 

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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!