It’s been a long-held - and entirely accurate - conceit that this new console generation has taken an inordinate amount of time to take off. The early proliferation of cross-generation releases certainly kept the new hardware on bricks for a while. The ongoing influx of ‘HD’ remakes hasn’t exactly changed that, simply swapping out ‘games you can also buy for your old machine’ for ‘games you already own for your old machine, but made notably prettier to justify a double dip’. The end result has remained the same. New consoles that are a different shape to to the old ones, but experientially not that different.