I really hope that the reason we are seeing so many returning and highly requested civs that I didn't really want or need, is that the devs have an expack planned with seven bonkers new civs plus Portugal. Civs like Oman, Berbers, Burma, Bulgaria, might not sell well on their own, but that wouldn't matter because Portugal would sell the whole pack by itself. I do hope that the reason we aren't hearing from Beach is that he is indeed working on a third expack instead of civ vii. With all the multi-platform support and a regular development cycle in place, I think it would be supremely dumb to stop adding content to VI and have to start the long slog uphill again (again) with VII. Civ should always have been a long-form release game that kept building on itself, instead of retrodding the same territory every installment.