I will believe it when I see it. As the journo said there have been a great many attempts to update UFO/X-COM including the Aftershock and Afterlight games available here and all are just pale imitations of the original.
That's true, up to a point, but I actually found the UFO games fun to play. You just need to appreciate them for what they do well (tactical combat, mostly) rather than dismiss them for what they do badly or not at all (base building).
Besides, even if this game is a pale imitation of the original, at least it will *try* to live up to X-COM, something 2k isn't even trying to do...