Damn. That was indeed the studio rumored to be making D2R.
“After collaborating with Vicarious Visions for some time and developing a great relationship, Blizzard realized there was an opportunity for [Vicarious Visions] to provide long-term support,” a representative explained to us. They declined to specify what the team has been working on with Blizzard, or for how long.
Honestly, this pretty much confirms the rumor that they have been working on D2R.
Now, of course, the game might be, or already have been, cancelled along the way. But there is hardly any other way to read it, as I see it.
The possibility of a D2 Remaster being announced at Blizzconline just went up by about 249%. Might still be fairly low chance though