We can change our online IDs on the PlayStation Network shortly!
Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog that the online ID changes will start with a test in late November in the PlayStation Preview Program (and those who previously tested PlayStation 4 firmware can also help to test), and the program will have a proper start in early 2019.
The online ID can be changed during the test as many times as the users want, and the pricing is also known: the first ID change will be free, but after that, it will cost 10 USD/CAD/EUR/8 GBP. Those who have a PlayStation Plus-subscription will get a discount: they can do so for half the price (5 USD/CAD/EUR/4 GBP). You’ll also get the option to show your previous ID when you change to a new one to avoid confusion on your friends’ lists, but it cannot be adjusted after the ID change.
All PlayStation 4 games launched after April 1 will support this function, and most of the most-played/popular titles before that date will also support the ID change. (Sony will launch a complete list when the online ID program starts early next year.) Not all PlayStation 4/PlayStation 3/PlayStation Vita games will support the ID changes – thus, during the test, you can revert to your original ID for free.
At least the rumour got confirmed. It’s a little costly, but the PlayStation Plus subscribers will at least get a discount.