I expect the next gen to be visually stunning but that it won't grab and hook me like this generation did over the previous. I think we will be getting to the point of close to CGI in some (lower end) films once the next gen matures, or at least I hope we will.
What I hope the next gen will bring to WOW me is better game immersion, better AI and a number of new ideas or products that will hook me and make it my new all in one box under the TV, assuming it is going to be a product that fits under the TV?
I hope that there are functions for the next xbox or playstation that I haven't even thought of yet....
3d game projection..
wireless charging ala some smartphones
ability to pause a game and transfer it to another device where you can pick it up again (sorry that's the Wii U)
some kind of deep social media integration where you don't have to come out of a game to post an update.
a 'dashboard' or interface that with kinect 2.0 recognises me and asks me what I want to play....
oh, just thought... how about NFC tech (is that the right term) in the device control pad or main console that detects that the game I brought and have already installed to hard drive is still in my possession (say it can detect the game within 20 square meters) and so I don't have to keep putting the disc in the tray to verify I still have it to play a game I own. Coupled with the intelligent interface that will ask me if I want to resume my last game of Halo 5 and I say yes and then it's on instantly with no need to put the disc in and say only a 3-5sec load if that
quite pleased with that one
and finally to be able to do something like in back to the future 2 where I can say bring up channels ITV1, SKY News, gamespot and COD live game stream channel and it then fits them all on the TV screen with selected audio from one of those. Oh and I think with more immersive games I think we will see more mainstream pro gamer leagues next gen and a return to good TV programmes covering the next gen game consoles and big competitve tournaments