I must say that I doubt it. Max is, despite what I think, a well respected, and well used, software, and I do not believe that Autodesk would put their lives, and respect, on such a high and lonely limb. Max is the most widely used 3D software, unless I am mistaken, and Autodesk knows that. Unless they are merging Maya and Max, it doesn't seem at all possible.
That too would be a big mistake on their part.
No word yet from the internet on the topic though,
I will keep an eye or two out for any news.