Developer Guerrilla Games is listening to your demands and, as a result, will be working to implement the oft-requested clan system. Addressing the topic in the latest blog post, the developer explained that "to make the wait more bearable," they will roll out clan features in multiple phases, the first of which will arrive with patch 1.09 in "early February."
"This phase introduces clan system features to both the game and the website," the developer explained. "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."
Guerrilla Games plans to expand on these features in "subsequent phases" through free game patches and site updates, but didn't go into much more detail. They also promise to "enhance" Shadow Fall's competitive multiplayer experience through the release of new content, such as free maps and the game's "soon-to-be-announced" first DLC expansion pack.