So I found out about Median XL: Sigma today. It seems Sigma is actually a new and advanced engine for Diablo II that some of the Median XL people have been writing. Since it's new, they basically have made it so that current engine limitations in Diablo II are overcome. Copy/Pasted from the intro of the post: Median XL: Sigma Something that has for long been a myth for many people (including myself) is finally coming together. In this topic I'll try to explain what sigma is and what makes it so special, as well as some of the new changes / paradigms involved in it and how it has evolved throughout the years. Median XL: Sigma is basically a co-op project between me and whist. But... what exactly makes this patch any different to other ones? It uses an enhanced engine. To briefly explain this, imagine Diablo II as an old building with people living in it. What median does is, change the people living in it, their clothes, etc. It adds new people with new patches and it removes people who behave badly. But there are limitations, some rooms have too many people in them, and things can get messy. The enhanced engine (or core, from now on) is the main feature of sigma, and what this does is replace the stairs with elevators, makes the rooms bigger, and a lot of other things that would normally not be possible. Core Features So, there are a lot of new features that are possible thanks to this new core. For example: Increased game resolution Addition of extra areas (*) Addition of new affixes / stats Improved Interface Bounty System (similar to D3) Automatic gold pick-up In-game drop filter Time events Read more here: http://forum.median-xl.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=1148 Awesome screenshots of Median XL with this new engine here: http://forum.median-xl.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=276 What you guys think? I think that if Blizzard doesn't announce a Diablo II HD remake in this BlizzCon, then this will definitely be the future of Diablo II in terms of actual meaningful updates. Having a new engine just opens up so many more possibilities.