Microsoft and UNIX admins coding?
OH HELL NO!
They may have a concept, but IT guys are IT guys because they lack structure and always take the easy way out.... which means they avoid reading and research and just hack until they give up.
The project description itself looks like an IT plan... three guys, IT "experts" will hack together an MMO for about $30000 each. Which if they were actually any good at IT is two months salary... and they'll publish it... and maintain it.
Anyone see a problem?