This just in from the Android Official Blog, the Android team has announced a couple of additional features today. First, the biggest area of the announcement: the Android team announced they’re rolling out Gamer IDs over the next few weeks. This allows players to be able to customize their public facing gaming persona, and as achievements are racked up or leaderboards are climbed, that Gamer ID is what others might find.
Existing, in addition to new users to Google Play Games, only need to sign into a new game that supports Google Play Games to become prompted to produce the ID. NEW may be the keyword there for existing users, and the FIRST supported game is useful for new Google Play Games users. From there, players can then toggle if the ID will be public or private, and whether it’ll be linked with your email or you name.
In other news, the Android team has apparently been focusing on streamlining the login process for Google Play Games, which now only needs a single sign in for the account, instead of logging in on a per-game basis. I have already attempted unsuccessfully to sign-in and grab my ID, so clearly the team isn’t kidding about this “starting to rolling out”. Hopefully this selection will get enabled sooner, rather than later.?
Source: Android Official Blog