I'm playing on XBOX Series X and I just noticed I cannot see all the players in the Exploration Zone and can only see 8 people. My Alliance and I were going to do an Alliance photo in an exploration zone and everyone there could only see 8 players even though their settings were set to 32. I sword prior to the last maintenance I could see everyone so I looked at one of my old streams and yes, I could see all players.
I also was doing a Gigantix and meeting up at the waiting area.. as I approached I could see all the players but as I got closer they slightly loaded and then disappear. I took a video of this. Please see below: