They are pretty bad, but even the default ultra shadows are pretty terrible in some places.So do the default low settings on PC look as bad as what I have on PS4?
On my old setup with the 970m I can recall seeing shadows like that, it's pretty bad, however it's hard to compare other games to ED because we don't know how much this is caused by extremely distant light sources. While Sky rim is an open world game there are many methods devs can use to reduce the lighting demand in a game not based on an entire solar system, bounding boxes and exclusion areas, fog of distance etc, that sort of things is a bit harder in s pace, so creating great shadows in many other games may be easier, but that's a may since I don't know what techniques are available to the devs in ED.Oh, well that explains it! So do the default low settings on PC look as bad as what I have on PS4?
The need to constantly upgrade a PC to play the latest game (or in ED's case, the latest update) is one of the many reasons I left PC gaming some years back. On a console, games get better over time for the same piece of hardware, as developers learn tricks to maximize that hardware. ED is the glaring exception to this, as it has gotten progressively worse, graphics-wise, on PS4. This is because many PC developers just throw more MIPS and FLOPS and RAM at inefficient code to in order to make better looking games. Now obviously hardware has limits, but I can buy and play Red Dead Redemption 2 (which looks amazing BTW) on my 'old' hardware without any fuss. On PC, it seemed like every time a new game came out, I had to get a new video card or more RAM to handle it. And considering that the PS5 will likely cost less than many video cards on the market, I'll be sticking with the console for the vast majority of my gaming.The biggest problem with laptops is the limits on how far you can upgrade the graphics and replacing cooling fans (that they won't make any more when you need them). If it can't cool itself it dies. Planned obsolescence is the bane of laptops. I designed, ordered and took delivery on an Alienware M1 laptop when they came out, even got an extra power supply and battery on the order. $5000.00 and its dual nvidia 280-M graphics cards running in SLI configuration was insufficient spec to support ED:Horizons. It refused to launch under such primitive conditions. No upgrade options remain for the model. The whole thing just sits on the side now unused in new condition. Wanna buy it? I still have the box.
Never concerned myself with laptop upgradability beyond the ability to add more RAM, or replace the storage and batteries.The biggest problem with laptops is the limits on how far you can upgrade
No HOTAS, just this:ps - just recalled, did you mention you use the thrustmaster HOTAS on the PS 4 ? - if so it's also useable on the pc - I have the older ps3\pc one - I think the xbox one is "switchable" as well.