Very interesting. From my perspective, it would be great if they re-edited these books and did away with Wilks and Billie and re-instated Hicks and Newt as per the original graphic novels on which volume 1 is based. My feelings on this are well known. But I don't expect much to come of this.
Wonder how Dark Horse is involved in this and if this effects future DHP / Titan co-operation.
I expect that these books will specifically be described as non-canon. Even if Hicks and Newt are re-established as alive in Blomkamp's film, you can't account for the elephant-nosed aliens in volume 1 without ignoring Prometheus.
But it is great to see that old EU is not being treated as Apocrypha and these stories still have a life. In a subtle way it hopefully implies that some of the old stories that are outside the current canon may be, dare I say, expanded upon?