Well, considering that a diablo 2 remaster or remake is in the works, according to the recent hirings Blizzard made for legacy games, what would that mean for sigma? It appears that both will share the same time frame for release, in the future. How will the sigma team manage that? What if you release sigma then blizz releases diablo 2 remastered soon after that? It would be a huge development time invested in a sigma mod based on classic D2 ,just to realize that a better D2 core game is coming out
Did you try to contact Blizzard and work on a solution? A lot of other great mod communities did that, Homeworld Complex dev, Beghins, worked on classic Homeworld 2 remaster with the game devs, and at the same time this allowed him to develop his mod for the remastered game ,before the actual remaster came out, so that they won't have to wait for the actual remastered game to be released and then start work on the mod, having to wait years again for the mod to release.
In short, are you planning to work in tandem with blizzard so that sigma will be ported to the remastered d2 faster? Or will it be released for classic d2 then you will develop a new mod for remastered D2?