Honestly a mini map would be wonderful for this game, just to get to see where I am going, instead of opening and closing the large map. with possibly a marker tracker.
It’s a survival game. It is supposed to force you to orientate and survive based on your skills. Making the game easy takes away from the challenge!
This is a great idea, I like the Diablo 2/Path of Exile approach where you can have a transparent overlay or small version in top right.
I actually enjoy not having a minimap. I’ve learned the game world’s landmarks pretty well because of having to use them to navigate. Makes exploration a lot more fun.
Not having a minimap improves immersion. It’s perfect as it is. Also you will know everything inch of the map by heart at some point, just be patient and enjoy the ride!