It has to include a 6th player... otherwise when will we get to 8 like the original? Maybe in a later preview...
I'm not sure I would enjoy it at 8 players.
Have you (or anyone else) played the original at 8 players? 6 would probably be fine so if we get news that there'll be a 6th player I would be happy but I'm not sure I want it to stretch to 8.