You can edit the '..\Divine Divinity\Run\config.div
' file (in Notepad, or any other text editor) to play at higher than supported resolutions. The game itself may work this way (1280x1024 should be fine), but opening the auto-map can cause the game to crash.
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There were job openings announced (Larian's Jobs
page) a couple months ago for a dialog writer and character animator, so presumably they have the bulk of the engine done, and are starting on the finer details of the game itself. I would guess the release date to be sometime next year.