Stuck with a PSN handle that seemed like a good idea at the time some 10 years ago but now just makes you cringe? Sony are finally coming to the rescue.

It’s been a much-demanded feature from many for years, and finally Sony have listened and are implementing the ability to change your PlayStation Network online iD – but there are strings.

While a first change will be free, any subsequent ones will cost you – a penalty for being indecisive, we guess. We only have US charges so far, which will be $9.99 per change, or $4.99 if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber.

The biggest potential drawback, however, is possible technical dramas with some games. While those released since April this year will apparently work fine, along with “a large majority of the most-played PS4 games that were released before this date”, no promises are made for any others from before then.

When possible “issues” or  even “errors” are mooted, we might just steer clear of it all. But, of course, if you’ve been stuck with TuRdSmUsHxXx69 or similar then you may welcome the opportunity to grow up.

While those in the preview program for the feature will have access soon, the full rollout is planned for early 2019.