Developer Guerrilla Games plans to introduce a clan system to Killzone Shadow Fall via an update due for an 'early February' release.
Patch 1.09 will introduce the first of 'multiple phases' of the developer's plans to add full clan support to the PS4-exclusive first-person shooter.
"This phase introduces clan system features to both the game and the website. The patch will add support for displaying clan tags alongside player names in the game, while the website will receive basic clan management functionality - including the ability to create clans, add/remove members, and promote members to clan officers," explains Guerrilla.
It goes on, "In subsequent phases, we will expand on these features through free game patches and site updates, based in part on your feedback. We will also enhance Killzone Shadow Fall's competitive multiplayer experience through the release of new content, such as free maps and the soon-to-be-announced first DLC expansion pack."
The developer also apologized to players for the delay to clan features.
"We truly appreciate the passion you've demonstrated in helping Killzone Shadow Fall become the best it can be, and we apologize for the time it's taking to implement our full vision for the clan system," it said.
The first free Killzone Shadow Fall map pack was revealed last week. It will introduce two new maps, 'The Cruiser' and 'The Hangar', to the game's multiplayer mode at no further cost to all owners of the game.