PLEASE Stardock, for all that is holy and pure, do not make Star Control as a XCom-style roboot: keep the game mechanics in place. Thanks for listening to this die hard fan :}
I think by "X-Com style reboot" they mean that they'll start the franchise over with large inspiration taken from the predecessors. IE, the game won't be a continuation of the previous series (SC3 or SC4, depending on what you think of SC3). Rather it'll be a new SC1 that strives to capture the magic of SC2, but using modern technology..
I don't think that they're referencing changing game play mechanics at all towards a tactical squad based game at all.