More at the linkSony is preparing to launch the PS4’s next firmware update but before they do, it's got to go through a little bit of beta testing first before it's allowed to roll out to the general public.
Reports are suggesting that some PS4 players are being invited to test the upcoming 6.10 update and these might be the first people allowed to tweak and change their Online ID's. The email reads:
"Welcome to the PlayStation 4 System Software 6.10 change online ID Preview!
"Congratulations! You've been selected to help us test features of the System Software 6.10 update. Your participation in this programmes is extremely important to us and we look forward to hearing from you on our forums!"
There's more, but from then on its mostly details about keeping the details and specifics confidential
Based on what was mentioned previously this particular update will be available to some (but not all) players who are part of the PlayStation Preview Program and those who pre-registered as testers for previous PS4 system software betas.
If you're one of those lucky fellows, it might be worth double checking your emails and spam folders to see if you're one of the lucky few selected.
The last big update to the console was the 6.0 update and whilst it uncharacteristically didn't contain any sweeping changes or new features, we suspect it might have been laying a lot of the groundwork for the consoles PSN Name Change feature.
It's possible there could be other changes to the console, but in all likelyhood, the main feature PlayStation will be testing is going to be focussed on ID name changes.