The industry has moved on considerably since the release of the original game and I find it hard to get excited about this - I'm concerned it will be quite shallow and be limited in terms of decision making. Right now I'm still playing through Divinity: Original Sin 2 and I'm about 80hrs in - it's a revelation in terms of meaningful decision making and the important of varied tactics. And once I'm done I'll be looking to get Baldur's Gate 3, which is by the same developer and looks to increase the depth and quality substantially.
That said, I'm glad they've dropped multiplayer to focus on the core gameplay experience. It means there's at least a chance it will be done right. Hopefully they'll prove me wrong.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."