PSN Name Change Causes Critical Issues with Some Games

PSN name changes are now available on the PS4, much to the delight of many fans with embarrassing names on the platform. And while XXDark_SlayerXX420 can finally find some relief in a less ridiculous name, that name change may cause some critical issues with a few of their favorite titles.

Sony has acknowledged that certain games are facing issues with the name change feature, some of which appear to be severe. In the most extreme cases, players may lose access to in-game premium currency, lose progress, or experience additional bugs within the game. Sony also mentioned that users may experience issues with trophies in the critically affected games, and warned against using the name change feature for players that intended to keep playing the affected games. Also, the list likely isn't entirely complete, and there's a good chance other games may be affected as well.

The current list of critically affected games is:

psn name change issues list

  • 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 

In addition to the list of critically affected games, Sony put out a list of titles that have been experiencing less severe issues. The issues are pretty inconsequential compared to the other games, including problems such as settings returning to defaults, old PSN names displaying rather than the new one, and linked accounts becoming unlinked.

The games currently known to be affected by those issues are:

psn name change issues

  • 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

It's also worth noting that while Sony's original name change announcement stated that all games published after April 1st, 2018, would be developed with name changes in mind, at least one game published after that date has encountered issues and it's possible that more will surface in the future.

Players still interested in changing their PSN name can check out our PSN name change guide to learn how to do so, though it may be worth waiting until a few of the kinks get worked out before committing to the change.

Source: GameSpot

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