The "will they, won't they" regarding Sony adding the highly coveted PSN name change feature has been exhausting for those that no longer wish to advertise to the world which body parts they slay as part of their Gamer Tag. Though the company has stated numerous times now that this feature is currently being worked on, the "when" still remains up in the air. Luckily, it looks like an early 2019 deploy is still in the cards, which is perfect as PlayStation 5 rumors continue to ramp up.
Just recently, Sony announced that they were changing up how they handing PlayStation Store refunds, including pre-order purchases, but one nugget of info hidden away in that reveal touched on PSN name changes and when that feature would come available.
The good news is that it's on the way, perhaps even sooner than we think. The bad news is that we still don't have a date and that refunds will not be available if you change that PSN name and then instantly hate it. Still, to see it implemented in their latest announcement is a big deal, and we're hoping that means that it will deploy sooner rather than later.
For those excited for this feature, PlayStation users will be able to change their PSN name for free once. After that, it will be an additional $9.99 with each name change. Make sure to omit any typos and you pick something you would be proud to show off, because as mentioned: no refunds.
The last we heard of the PSN name change availability was last year when Sony confirmed that it would be deploying "early 2019." Given that it's April and we still haven't heard anything yet, some players have voiced their concerns that this feature has once again been put on the backburner. Luckily, that doesn't seem to be the case though specifics are still unknown at this time.
As for the other refund changes made, including pre-orders, you can check out the full PlayStation Help post right here to learn more.