So as we have been speculating for a while on the next DLC being Guandu because that would make sense as the next major event on the timeline, I am becoming slightly skeptical if this will in fact be the next DLC.
My line of thinking is as follows. Mandate of heaven was an obvious choice for improving the yellow Turbans and introducing the original leaders as playable factions and also introducing the ability to play as the emperor. A world betrayed had star factions such as LuBu and SunCe, who are both fan favorites and great selling points for a DLC. I therefore wonder what would be the major selling point of a Guandu chapter pack from a marketing perspective? Don't get me wrong, I personally would love to play as Yuan Tan, Yuan Shang or Yuan Xi and playout the Yuan infighting, but for the majority of the fandom these are not popular characters as they did not achieve anything after Guandu or survive long historically. I would think that CA would want a character closer to the likes of LuBu to be the poster child of a new DLC. Yuan Shao and Cao Cao are of course already in the game so I am hard pressed to think of which would be the featured factions for this DLC that could compare to LuBu and SunCe. Down the line where you can give sub factions to the likes of Cao Ren, Guan Yu and even feature Sun Quan might make more sense marketing wise. Let me know your thoughts and who could be the featured faction to make Guandu feasable?