Well, apparently every Elite player’s favourite aliens – the infamous Thargoids – are already mentioned in the game files. And they appear as a faction. All you have to do to see for yourself is go to your Elite: Dangerous folder, then through these folders: Products \ elite-dangerous-64 \ Win64 \ Global \ StaticGameData \ Factions.
Then just open the Factions.ovl file with any text editor (Notepad, Wordpad, etc)… and there you have it:
Not exactly rocket science. But what to think about it? Thargoids… a faction? What does it mean?