Update: The information provided in this story is incorrect. After publishing the article, Sony contacted Polygon and clarified that “Sub accounts can’t be upgraded to master accounts on any PlayStation platform.”
Original: PlayStation Network Sub Accounts, or accounts created while under the age of 18, can soon be changed to Master Accounts, Sony product manager Chris Thielbar told Polygon at today’s PlayStation 4 review event in New York City.
When asked when this feature was decided upon, Thielbar said, “Very recently.” Which makes sense, given that Sony’s ‘Ultimate PlayStation 4 FAQ’ released late last month said Sub Accounts could not be changed to Master Accounts.
According to Thielbar, this won’t be limited to PlayStation 4. PlayStation 3 users who’ve turned 18 should also be able to convert their Sub Accounts to Master Accounts.