PSN ID Change feature a possibility in future update as PlayStation Voice gathers data for PlayStation


Extreme Poster
Mar 27, 2006
[...] over the past few days new information has come to light. The same company [PlayStation Voice] has now sent out an email asking certain players about the PSN Name Change feature, which has been highly requested by users. PushSquare got hold of the email, which reads:

"PlayStation have been exploring the possibility of adding a feature to PSN that lets users change their ID. Before any of this though, they want to understand if gamers are interested in this feature or not."

They then remind those who got sent the email that they shouldn’t share this information. As we’ve seen with Ryan Seymour, a member of PlayStation Voice who leaked the original PS5 email online, you get immediately shunned and booted out of this secretive community for leaking stuff.

So, we’ve dug a bit deeper to find out who the mysterious company are behind these emails.

PlayStation Voice is a real community selected by a consumer insight agency called Join the Dots. Its aim is to get closer to consumers by creating online communities on behalf of multiple big brands. They then gather information from these communities and present it back to their clients. In this case, PlayStation Voice has been gathering data for PlayStation. How you become part of this community, and how its members were chosen is unknown.

So, PlayStation Voice is real. Its community need to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) stating that they won’t reveal what is talked about within this closed community. It also now tells us two things for sure:

1. Sony is really interested in hearing users expectations for the PS5.
2. PlayStation is definitely still considering the PSN ID Change feature, which isn’t part of the new PS4 update 5.50.

So, that means that the email we were shown a few weeks ago, which we doubted, was real.
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Get it? PlayStation Voice could be abbreviated as PSV. Roman numeral for 5 is V.
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Staff member
Nov 8, 2004
This would be lovely. It's stupid that you're not allowed to do this already. Sometime the name we picked ages ago is not something we want to have today.