As I write this it's 2019 and there's talk of a next generation of consoles in the air. While this is something I'd normally find exciting, right now I'm pretty lukewarm on the idea. It's not just because the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X have made it so that games look much better than they did in 2013 when those consoles launched; it's also that there are fewer and fewer AAA games that actually use the hardware being released these days. A much greater amount of my time is spent playing Indie games than it was at the end of the last hardware generation, and I don't think that's true of only me. While Xbox Live Arcade generally released 2-3 games per week, now there are dozens of indie games released across the platforms every week, and most of those are simple 2-D games, with very few indies showing the kind of graphical complexity of a Shadow Complex or Bastion.
Because I'm spending so much time playing games that the 360 or PS3 could have handled, I don't really feel a strong need more power in my consoles than I have now. It would be nice if everything ran in true 4K, and the PSVR (which I have) could seriously benefit from a second generation with higher definition and the power to drive it, but Spider-Man looked great on my PS4 pro, and I don't think that these boxes are quite showing their ages yet. I'd rather get a few more years of games made by people who have mastered the current hardware than go through the awkward growing stages you get with a new console generation (as much as people praise PS4 exclusives now do you remember the launch of that system? It was not a good lineup, and arguably Infamous Second Son was the only major AAA exclusive until Bloodborne, 1.5 years later.
So I'm wondering what percentage of other people's time is being spent playing games that already don't take advantage of the hardware we have, rather than big budget games that tap the systems for all they are worth. Note that I'm not talking about relatively small enhancements like remasters that play in 4K or with a higher frame rate. Those are nice, but nobody spends $400 on a console just to play Burnout Paradise with enhanced textures.