It's like when they "remake" a game, and what they mean is "we changed the graphics and added like one or two bits of nonsense". I mean, notice that the most notoriously remade game ever has never actually had a remake.
What they're saying is "we want to revive the X-Com franchise, because it was cool". What they mean is "we want to revive the X-Com brand-name, because old people buy video games when we do stuff like that".
"Hey guys, did you hear? They're making a new Quest for Glory!"