Upon reaching the age of 18, PlayStation users will now be able to upgrade their PlayStation Network sub accounts to full status, Sony has confirmed.
Previously, those who began life in the PS ecosystem using one of the system’s sub accounts — which is tailored for younger players with parental controls and the like — found themselves limited to this restricted status even after reaching the legal age. This meant that all of the online data you logged on a sub account not to mention those hard-earned trophies, would have been lost in the transition to a master account.
Thankfully, Sony has implemented a way to circumvent the longstanding red tape, which can be accessed through a dedicated site (and, soon, the PlayStation 4 itself).
“If you were on a sub account and turned 18 (Happy belated birthday!), you may want to upgrade to a master account to access the full feature set of PlayStation’s online experience, including PlayStation Store. Your profile will be carried over when upgrading to a master account, along with items like your friends list and Trophies.”
Without doubt, this tidbit will act as music to the ears of consumers who have been tethered to a sub account over the past few years, and simply didn’t want to part way with their online community and trophies. So, now that Sony has implemented a workaround for this once-frustrating PlayStation Network caveat, surely it’s only a matter of time before we’ll be able to change our PSN usernames at will, right?
Source: PlayStation Blog