Fans will be "p*ssed off either way," says executive producer Casey Hudson. The studio avoid the topic for now but they're "going to have to decide."
"You know, they've been pretty receptive to the changes we've made. We haven't really had much negative feedback from them," reveal BioWare's Casey Hudson, talking about the general character alterations in Mass Effect 3.
"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 p*ssed off either way." Tali'Zorah nar Rayya is completely masked, as are all quarians.
"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," he admitted.
"The one problem is trying to get that Mass Effect arc through everything. It's in the logo, it's on the armour, it's on the guns, it's everywhere. That was always the intention with Mass Effect - if there was one thing we would try to use on everything, it was that arc."
"It's tough when you're trying to put the arc onto all these alien planets. We're trying to make some brutalist Krogan stuff that's all solid geometric shapes, and how do you run an arc through that?" Are you looking forward to fighting the Reaper fleet?
Mass Effect 3 releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC early next year.