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New Xbox Live features include clan support and friend-finding options

Engadget Engadget 13/06/2016 Nathan Ingraham
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Microsoft is making it a good deal easier to find friends when you want to play a game online this fall. A new "clubs" feature is basically a system-wide clan feature that lets you group together all your friends you play with frequently. Another new feature, "looking for group," will let you put out an alert to your friends when you're trying to get a big Destiny game going. The last feature, "Arena," is aimed at competitive play and lets you find competitions going on around your favorite games.

Unfortunately, there wasn't much in the way of detail on how these features will actually work when they roll out this fall, but at the very least Microsoft appears to recognize the fact that it's still rather hard to get good multiplayer games going -- or knowing when particular friends of yours want to play specific games. Microsoft said this update would come this fall -- presumably after the Xbox One Windows 10 Anniversary update that'll bring Cortana to the system.

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