Well, today they published an announcement in steam, I think it's coming soon.
I only see the pre-patch announcement of the 24th they've just pinned, did you see something else? Can't be far. I hope we don't have to re-download the whole game though
You're right, I somehow thought they made this post today. My bad.
And when I read your original post you had gotten my hopes up. I think I'll go play BG II with Minsc and Boo and let Boo the space hamster go for the eyes. Besides, it's been a while since I played BG ii and it will bring back some memories o the earlier days of gaming.