Game developers may be able to add in-game social features with Xbox Clubs API

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Microsoft appears to be continuing to enrich its social gaming features through Xbox Live, as leaked developer documentation has shown that Microsoft is working on offering an Xbox Clubs API (Application Programming Interface) to game developers (via Windows Central).

This feature would allow game developers to integrate with Xbox Live to offer deeper social features while in-game, reducing or possibly removing the need to use the Guide and other areas of the Xbox operating system to perform social actions.

Specific details of what developers will have access to via this new API is not available, however, it could prove beneficial to multiplayer and social games, such as allowing Clubs to integrate with in-game clans.

This new feature is expected to arrive in April.