Most people here probably know that theres a hardcoded civ limit and that devs will probably not stop making new DLCs until either the sales die off or we hit that limit. And while that limit may disappear sooner or later, rn that limit is 48 civs, so we only have 9 more civs to go in 3 to 5 more DLCs.
So what do you expect in the next DLCs? I personally expect a South African DLC (we will get at least Bantu civ for sure, they are very recognzable for african civs and could be very unique, and its most probably both Zimbabwe and Kongo but it could be something else but only one of them along with Beninese, Somalis, Swahili or maybe Kongolese with Kanem (who I really really doubt will ever get added) or Hausa (more sensible simply because of the African DLC for AoE3) as a central african DLC) an Indian DLC (I expect Bengalis and Tamils, but maybe they put Afghans somewhere), a Caucassian DLC (I cant see Georgians not being added, and with them it will have to be either Armenians, Khazars, or maybe just a middle eastern civ), an East Asian DLC (Thais, and either Jurchen (who will be called as Manchus for marketability I imagine), Khitans (odd choice but it could be fairly recognizable as the dudes that were in the Mongol campaign) or Tibetans somehow), a Balkan DLC (Serbs, and either Croats or Vlachs), a Middle Eastern DLC (Nubians and Mamluks but maybe Afghans too), a German DLC or a Mediterranean DLC (plenty of civ choices, not a fan of any of those: Aragonese, Moors, Vandals, Croats, Venetians, Serbs, maybe even Basques), a HRE DLC (you have to cash on Germans since AoE2 is HUGE there and you have plenty of HRE subfactions and civs close to them like Venetians, Swiss, Austrians, etc etc. Not a fan of any of those but they could happen) or even a Poly or American DLC (Mapuche are fairly popular and north american civs may be well recieved, and even Polys are a weirdly popular civ choice similarly to how Normans were). Of these I would pick the first five (and I think they are a real posibility), but I expect at least one European DLC.
If we talk about what I wish we get I want Somalis, Kanembu, Tamils, Bengalis, Tibetans, Georgians, Zimbabweans, Nubians and either Thai or Manchu. Tbh that seems to be what most people want as well more or less