PlayStation To Be Renamed

The PlayStation Network (PSN) will have a new name starting tomorrow. It will become part of the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), which will include a variety of Sony-based services.

Sony issued a statement which says, as of tomorrow, users signing onto PSN will be required to agree to an updated Terms of Service, User Agreement and Privacy Policy. As part of the new terms, PlayStation Network accounts will be renamed Sony Entertainment Network accounts.

It’s been almost a year since the PSN hacking incident in which over 100,000 PSN user’s passwords and credit card details were stolen. The hack gave Sony quite a black eye, and the PlayStation name was dragged through the mud.

Sony made no mention of the hacking incident in their statement about the name change. They gave the reason for the change as being a way to bring a variety of Sony services under one banner. SEN will also include Sony’s Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, and PlayMemories Online (currently called Personal Space) services.

Sony did not say if their future gaming consoles would carry the PlayStation name or be renamed as well.

According to Sony, PSN users will be able to continue using the same username and password on their new Sony Entertainment Network accounts. Users not agreeing to the new terms and policies will be unable to access the network.

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