In an interview with CVG, Casey Hudson, the executive producer for the game, implied that the team hasn’t conclusively decided what to do about Tali. Reading his comment one way, it sounds like BioWare has made its decision and is hoping fans like it. Read another, it’s still up in the air. Here’s the full context.
We changed Tali—that was tough because people were very passionate about her. A lot of people want to have her face revealed and obviously people are going to be pissed off either way.
Like “I thought she was going to look beautiful!” or “I thought she was going to be the most hideous thing ever!” So we’ve had a lot of debate over Tali’s face, but that’s the one we kind of dread a lot. We’re always “well, let’s talk about something else for a while!” That’s something we’re going to have to decide.
So it sounds like they’ve made up their minds on her appearance but are still waffling on whether to reveal it. My bet is on beautiful.
One detail is settled: Shepard will have the opportunity to punch a reporter, again.