This might be a stupid question, but
might it be possible (does the engine allow for it) for one of the optimization options in graphics settings to be to minimize (grey shape only) or disable reflections? Possible with the following settings
---- enable all (self-explanatory)
---- minimal (mirrors work, other surfaces are just a blurry/grey shape)
— mirrors only (only actual mirrors like those in the bathroom reflect)
– none (disable all reflections; all surfaces are treated as matte and non-reflective. mirrors become a solid grey)
would this improve performance as much as I might hope
if yes to all the above, would it be feasible to implement at this point in development?