Computer and Video Games is reporting that Microsoft is already in the process of buying BioWare, creators of NeverWinter Nights. As regular readers are no doubt aware, NWN was planned to be a cross-platform game with Windows, MacOS, and Linux clients. However, the initial release was cut back to Windows-only for the summer 2002 launch and the Linux client is still rumored to be pre-beta. Of course, it is unclear at this time what will happen to the Linux client, both continuing development and support, if this report proves to be true.
Update: A post on the Bioware forums indicates that this rumor is false. See the comments for the URL.