So, seems like the way schools work is that it’s not so much a clan in the traditional sense, it’s a way for a player to put their deck of sweet moves out there for others to use and learn. There doesn’t seem to be any in-game communication at all outside of emotes and of course the language of beating the hell out of someone.
Think of it as a competitive fighting game (meaning you probably shouldn’t come to this for the PvE, at least not right now) with Journey-like incidental multiplayer in addition to formalized arena fights. You can meet up with friends to spar (and I plan to), but it’s assumed that you’ll be using outside tools like Discord or PSN party chat to communicate and coordinate.
Incidentally, it looks like they plan on supporting PC and PS4 cross-play, just not at launch. Small team, focused development priorities.
I think it looks rad and I look forward to playing it.