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Allow subsequent technology IDs for higher Play Video games Companies help for all Google accounts

Posted by Laura Nechita, Software program Engineering at Google Play and Victor Chen, Product Specialist at Google Play

To additional improve the privateness of customers and their multi-platform gaming expertise, Play Video games Companies (PGS) is introducing subsequent technology Participant IDs. With this transformation, the primary time a consumer performs a recreation, they are going to all the time be assigned a singular subsequent technology Participant ID that may stay constant whatever the gadget or platform a consumer performs a recreation on, however which is able to range from recreation to recreation.

Current customers, or accounts which have already signed into your recreation utilizing PGS retain their present PGS Participant IDs and are usually not affected by this transformation. If in case you have a number of titles in your portfolio and want a approach to establish customers throughout your titles to supply cross-game consumer experiences, we’re additionally introducing a developer participant key. Study extra.

With subsequent technology IDs, it should additionally allow higher Play Video games Companies help for all accounts, together with these beneath supervision.

Here’s a timeline for the rollout:

Feb 16, 2023
  • You can begin testing subsequent technology IDs utilizing PGS check accounts
  • You possibly can publish this characteristic after you have accomplished your testing
Apr 15, 2023
  • Subsequent technology IDs are enabled in draft mode for newly created recreation tasks
  • You possibly can disable subsequent technology IDs on the sport properties web page in Google Play Console
Feb 2024
  • Subsequent technology IDs will probably be turned on in manufacturing for all recreation tasks (together with present recreation tasks)
  • If you happen to discover any points throughout this era you’ll have one month to disable subsequent technology IDs and repair the difficulty
Mar 2024
  • Subsequent technology IDs are required for all recreation tasks and can’t be disabled

How this impacts your recreation

  • Subsequent technology IDs are solely assigned to customers signing in to PGS in your recreation for the primary time.
  • Customers who’ve already signed in to PGS in your recreation are usually not affected.
  • We’re introducing a brand new developer participant key which lets you establish customers throughout video games in your portfolio.



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