I’m discovering more issues with Anthem. The PC version does not have raw mouse input. Bioware seems to have attempted to emulate an analog stick with their mouse controls. This goes for both flight controls and weapon aiming.
The main issue I’m experiencing is what people are referring to as negative mouse acceleration (mouse deceleration?). Essentially, the faster you move your mouse when turning, the less your turning arc. You might move your mouse slowly across your pad and make a complete 360-degree turn or more. But then you might whip it hard over the same distance and only move 45 degrees.
And no one has found a way to turn this off.
I have spent probably two hours or more tweaking the various mouse sliders to get the flight controls set to something that I like. I can control the character ok with this. But then I pick up my XB1 gamepad and the difference is still very considerable. I feel strongly that Anthem was designed as a console game first.
I encourage anyone who is interested in this game to play it during next weekend’s open demo. I am spending a lot of time going back and forth between mouse and gamepad. I feel like I could enjoy this game with a controller but I’m just not certain yet.