They will port a game that already has platinum rate in Wine AppDB....
Forget about Wine, there are plenty of people only playing native games (including me). Don't get me wrong, I think Wine is great but there are enough great native games for casual gamers without Wine.
I just want to thank Unigine for actively trying to get Linux into the spotlights as a great gaming platform. We need more companies like this who create an amazing product and are Linux- and company-friendly. They really deserve our support.
I'm a bit biased as I'm learning OGL 4(.1), but I think if Michael meant his words we should see some improvements in Linux game development. Tools, deployment or distribution. It should not be just announcing one new title even if native one.
As for me free of charge Unigine for non-profit enterprises would do! As it would be probable first commercial grade SDK that support OGL 3/4 on Linux.
On the other side, annoucment of some (very) big company that it will release native linux and windows (and mac) versions simultaneously, and used linux during development time also would do. As from my point those to 'events' would do the most good for Linux.