Had a thought regarding this game. Obviously it's still popular out there, and the modding scene is still active. The main reason people are dropping is due to the game dating considerably now. Especially with high end systems that can't fully utilise the game properly.
Obviously, CA won't make a Medieval 3 for a long, long while. The closest we'll get to this era is Thrones of Britannia.
However, like other devs for Stronghold, Age of Empires etc... why not released a remastered edition of this game? One that supports high resolutions, perhaps remove the hard-coded limits, proper multi-core support and add a proper multiplayer campaign support via the hotseat function!
This I believe wouldn't cost as much development time as a whole new game would, and it would probably open up another potential revenue stream for them as Medieval 2 was so popular and I would certainly say people would pick up the game again with modern-day features implemented.
What are your thoughts on this?