According to Sony Interactive Entertainment America executive Shawn Layden, the ability to change your username on the PlayStation Network could come next year. He dropped this hint with Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller, formerly of IGN, in an interview after the PlayStation Experience keynote. Layden confirmed what many of us have been hoping for: Sony is looking into allowing players to change their PSN username instead of being locked into the initial username they choose when they create their account.

“The elves at the North Pole have been working on it,” Layden joked when he was asked about the much-requested feature.

“Let me put it this way: I hope we’ll see events occur so that you don’t have to ask me that question next PSX.”

Layden also alluded to the fact that the issue has more complexity than one would think. It is somewhat ironic though, considering Microsoft has had this feature for years. There’s no excuse that Sony doesn’t offer the same service as of yet through the PlayStation Network. If Layden’s information is accurate, this means that it is Sony’s goal to offer this service within a year. This would be fantastic for people like myself who really need to change their PSN usernames.

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