After the death of my twice-repaired ATMEL ICE, I got a "MPLAB SNAP." Supports PDI, TPI, SPI... That should do.
Atmel Studio does not know anything about MPLAB SNAP.
MPLAB IDE does not know anything about XMEGA E5 series parts.
MPLAB IPE does not know anything about XMEGA E5.
And, of course, my first paycheck at my new job is NEXT Friday.
Guess who is going to first against the wall when the revolution comes.