News Roundup April 10th

by Huey Chewwy in

ID changes can now be done on the PS4, Inside Xbox presentation airing next Tuesday, and Cetrion makes no bones about it in Mortal Kombat 11.

Better late than never it seems

It has probably been the most requested feature on PSN dating back to the PlayStation 3 days but the ability to change your PSN name is now active. This can only be done on the PS4 and the first change can be done for free with additional name changes coming in at $9.99 or $4.99 for PS Plus members. Reverting back to an old name can be done as many times as desired for no charge.

With this new found power does come some worry that some games may or may not have issues with this name change. Some of these might be minor such as your new ID not being visible to you or others in an online game. Then there is the case of losing save data and no longer being able to access content you have paid for, which is pretty important. Sony has made a list of games that were tested and the severity of problems were ranked with ratings like “no known issues: to “issues” or “critical issues”.

They are slightly walking back something they mentioned when the beta program for this feature was announced, and that is that every PS4 game published after April 1st, 2018 will work with the ID change. Sony states that while all games published on or after April 1st will support the ID name change feature, not all have been tested for those pesky “issues” or “critical issues” so the guarantee goes out the window.

If you’re thinking of changing your ID, it might be a wise idea to check the list to see if a game you frequently play is in the danger zone and if so, back up data as necessary.

Maybe a surprise in there somewhere?

Xbox is gearing up for another Inside Xbox presentation next Tuesday on April 16th. News on the latest Sea of Thieves update, Gears Pro Circuit, Warhammer Chaos Bane, and Xbox Game Pass are expected on Tuesday.

Stay off the grass

Mortal Kombat 11 seems to have a big focus on returning characters but the new additions are no slouches. Take Cetrion for example, an elder god who has sworn to fight the darkness. She uses the elements to smash her foes as you can see in the gameplay feature. Cetrion is pointing out that sticks and stones can indeed break bones.