What would it take for you to get into discussions with them about getting such a gig? This is interesting, since it would also mean better support for Brink's SDK, should there be one, better than ETQW's SDK support.
Partly me getting closure on some of my ongoing projects. Splash Damage and ZeniMax would want almost my undivided attention if I were to get signed on- much like TTimo initially was before becoming an employee of iD's full-time. I'll start seeing what might be there in the way of interest- I suppose I could step up to the AAA space slightly earlier than I had planned (another year to three of indie stuff showing that there IS a market, that sort of thing...).
And are you going officially to make the Linux ports or you are in the discussions stage?
So far, the story's that I'm doing them. I've still got some discussions on things to be had that aren't of the nature to block the deal, so I didn't change it's status yet because work hasn't started yet (and even if I get a deal, it can always change on me- unlikely, but you know what I'm getting at...).
Civilization 5 would be really great Last week i have read an article on golem http://www.golem.de/1002/73235.html with a note about a possible linux version. Though there is no official statement about it, maybe there is a small chance to get a native linux version of civilization 10 years after lokis "call to power'.