Google Stadia will let you change your name whenever you want


17, 2019

Author Ash // in Game, Google, News

Worried that you’ll pick a totally cool and hip name for your Google Stadia account and then, a week later, realise that it’s neither cool nor hip? No worries. According to an article from PCGamesN, you can change your Google Stadia name at any time.

A Google Stadia spokesperson at E3 told PCGamesN that, while you can pre-pick your name if you pre-order the Google Stadia Founder’s Edition, you can change your name on the service whenever you feel like it.

Of course, there’s a catch. The ID you want can’t be in use by anyone else, thus ensuring that there won’t be any cases of mistaken identity.

There’s no word yet on whether it’ll cost you money to change your Stadia name. Console services such as Xbox and PlayStation currently charge to change your username, although it should be noted that Xbox gives you one free pass first and that changing your PSN username may break some games.

In related gamertag news, Xbox has recently released plans to change up its iconic gamertag system, adopting a more ‘Discord-esque’ style.

You can now have whichever Xbox gamertag you want but, if it’s in use by another player, you’ll be given a string of numbers on the end of your tag. For example: if you want to be Gooigi but another player already has that username, you might become Gooigi#7853 or Gooigi#8462.

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