Google+ signup not necessary every time they play a game that uses Google Play Games API. Also, players don’t have to upgrade to Google+ to use Play Games services like achievements or in-game recording. And if players have signed in once they won’t need to sign into any other games in the future. Players can turn off auto-sign-in through the Play Games App’s settings.
As it currently stands, Android device owners are required to have a Google+ account to activate their Play Games account but Google has revealed plans to overhaul its registration system in favor of a Google+-less option. Its new sign-in system, announced as part of an update communicated on the Android Developers blog. It will no longer be tied to the social network. In addition, gamers will only need to log into their account once on each of their devices, rather than every time they load a game, as is the case right now.
Google explained in its blog post that the new streamlined approach is about “reducing sign-in friction and unnecessary permission requests,” but the move is particularly significant because it represents another major un-bundling of Google+.It was once a core project for the search giant. Last summer, Google removed the Google+ requirement for YouTube . It was a request made by many users for the longest — while its highly-acclaimed photo services were another core product made independent of the social network.
There was no timeline given for the change other than “2016” so keep an eye out. If you’ve managed to hold off from using Play Games for this long because you didn’t want a Google+ account, hold on just a little while longer.Android gamers of the future won’t be required to take the step of setting up on Google+ . That’s entirely logical since we can assume that most of those gamer-created accounts aren’t particularly active today.