I've seen some gameplay videos and everything is seen from the cabin with first person view.
On top of that the cabin is full of displays, map and so on, it's like driving a car looking through a pipe. Absolute horid gameplay.
I've played other mechwarrior games and all had a 3rd person view and they all looked great, but this one is crap. Without 3rd person view this game is as good a dead before it even goes public