I hope they keep it first person perspective mandatory.
The problem in having a 3rd person option, is that it isn't really an "option" most of the time. It doesn't take a genius to see how 3rd person is better from a tactical standpoint. And knowing you're putting yourself at a tactical disadvantage purposefully by forcing yourself to stay in 1st person, when you know that 90% of the competitive players aren't going to do the same, well, it stings a little.
If they do implement 3rd person, I certainly hope they find some way of not making it tactically superior to 1st person. If that's even possible. I mean, more field of view is more field of view...period. Maybe being in 1st person gives you access to additional instrumentation that the 3rd person users don't get access to? Something needs to balance this out...
Edited by Mourne, 01 November 2011 - 08:30 AM.