Sony Warns: PSN Name Change Can Cause Problems With These PS4 Games. The name changes for PS4 users in PSN are now possible. But that does not work fine. In extreme cases, you can lose all game progress or in-game currency. We show you affected games.
Those are the changes: Since April 11, all users on the PlayStation Network can change their names, which are the PSN IDs. The change is free the first time.
Many players are happy that they can now break away from old names that they can no longer identify with.
Here changes can lead to problems: Sony explained that not all games support these changes. On the contrary. It could cause extreme problems.
- Saved games with memory data, ranking data or trophy advances could be lost
- Parts of the games and applications may not work as expected – this includes online and offline activities
- You can lose access to content. This includes paid content as well as extras and virtual currencies
Sony states that they believe that this could occur only in a very small number of games for the PlayStation consoles. One warns however expressly, if you want to change your name.
Which games have serious problems with a name change in the PSN?
In the following games Sony came to the conclusion that a name change brings serious problems.
It is recommended that you do not change the PSN ID if you still want to gamble on one of the games listed below. Otherwise permanent errors could occur or even data could be lost.
Disc Ja, MLB The Show 16, Everbody’s Golf, MLB The Show 15, Just Dance 2017, onrush, LittleBigPlanet 3, The Golf Club 2, MLB 14 The Show, Worms Battlegrounds
Games with problems after name change in PSNAnother list shows games that could also have problems with a name change, but these are not so extreme.
Sony distinguishes between serious and non-severe problems that a name change can cause. In this case, non-fatal problems are:
- You and other players will still see the old online ID or are no longer visible. Logging in and out of the game could help
- PlayStation user accounts could be removed from the game accounts. If you reconnect them, the original link may be restored
- Some game settings such as audio or controller could be reset. Logging in and out of the game could restore the original settings
The following games showed one or more of the mentioned issues when testing Sony:
Absolver: Downfall, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, MLB The Show 17, Big City Stories, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, Bloodborne, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Trilogy, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Naruto Storm 4: Road to Boruto Expansioncrossout, NBA 2k19Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinPlayStation VR WorldsDark Souls III, Rock Band 4Dragon Quest Builders, Rocksmith 2014 Edition remastered Sports, Fifa 17 Standard EditionThe Last of Us Remastered, Gauntlet: Slayer EditionTitan case 2, God Eater 2 Rage Burst, Trackmania Turbo, Grand Theft Auto Vtrove, Gundam Versus, Unexpected 4: A Thief’ EndGuns Up!U.N. Injustice 2 Standard Edition,Warframe, Killzone Shadow case, Wipeout Omega Collection
Which games work after the name change in the PSN without problems?
In the tests of Sony many games showed no problems after a name change. There’s a big list on the PlayStation website for that.
Usually, all games originally released after April 1, 2018 should have no name change issues. However, during the beta phase of the PSN ID changes , a game encountered problems that were not fully compatible with the change.
In some cases, it can therefore come to errors, even if the game should actually be compatible
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