Sony has strongly hinted that it will finally be giving PS4 owners the ability to change their PSN names soon. The feature has been highly requested among users since the console hit shelves in November 2013, although for one reason or another was never included in the myriad of new content released in firmware updates over the years.

However, according to a new survey sent out by the hardware giant (nabbed by Push Square), Sony is now 'exploring the possibility of adding a feature to PSN that lets users change their PSN ID.' Not only that, but the console maker is apparently going to allow gamers to refresh their ID 'multiple times' for free, but only once every six months.

On the other hand, if you change your PSN name and want to roll back to your original online tag, you'll have to contact Sony customer service directly.

What isn't known at this point is whether or not Sony will employ a fee overtime, which is something that Microsoft currently does for Xbox One users. Also, the company's not saying that this feature is done deal; rather, they've heard your requests and are looking at ways to make it happen. 

'We can't be sure whether this feature will be added or not, but we can be sure your opinions on the matter will be heard,' Sony noted. 

PS4 update 5.50 is currently in beta testing and will include Supersampling and Play Time Management among other new features. No release date for the patch has been confirmed yet, although we imagine it won't be too long. 

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