Ascaron - Studio 2 Dissolved?
While the situation isn't clear, a goodbye thread from Ascaron Studio 2 developers seems to suggest that they have been let go and the studio closed. You may recall Ascaron filed for insolvency and, ultimately, divested most of their IP except Sacred 2. Studio 2 - the Sacred 2 team - would stay on to develop the addon.
In addition to saying "goodbye", the first post from developer Lars_Hammer says "R.I.P. Studio II (01.07.2002-31.07.2009)" in the signature. He does point out the servers and authentication have been handed to publisher Koch Media but we do wonder where this leaves the Ice & Blood addon.